A bold, long-blooming perennial that is easy to grow and requires little care! Very long-lived and tolerant of clay soils and mild drought conditions. A must for the butterfly garden, and also illuminates a fresh flower bouquet! 2-3' tall, 18-24'' wide. Deer tend to avoid. Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Rudbeckia fulgida var. Sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 36 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil in and around roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:None, except to mulch the first winter, especially in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternating freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove the mulch early in spring, before the new growth starts.
Shipped:NO. 2 BAREROOT
Growth Rate:Moderate to fast
Flower Form:3-4" daisylike flowers have golden-yellow petals and an attractive, brownish-black center cone.
Foliage Type:Coarse, dark green, oblong to lanceolate leaves.
Resistance:Good resistance to pests and disease.
Pruning:Remove spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. After flowering.
Pruning Time:After flowering.
Soil Requirement:Well-drained, average garden soil.
Additional Information:At the end of summer, leave seed heads on the plant to provide winter interest, and food for small birds. The Perennial Plant Association 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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