Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'. This award-winning Rudbeckia is bright and cheery, easy to grow and forgiving of dry, lean soils. Long-lived and reliably produces masses of rich golden yellow, 3-4” flowers from midsummer to early fall, no matter what the weather is like. Each flower has many ray-like petals surrounding a dark brown cone, providing fantastic warm colour in the summer garden. Spectacular when massed in drifts, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens or for naturalizing meadows. Extremely easy to grow, robust, low maintenance, highly disease resistant and drought tolerant. Height 30-36". No. 1 root.
Spring Planting: this product will be shipped late April through May according to hardiness zone.
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It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more than a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be a while before the plant shows itself.
Thrives in full sun or part shade in moderately fertile, moist, well drained soil. Best flower production occurs in full sun, although this plant will tolerate some light shade. Once established, Black-eyed Susan form large, dense clumps that will tolerate considerable drought. Plant 2 ft. apart in full sun to part shade in ordinary soil so tops of plants are level with the surface.
Deadheading spent blooms encourages a longer blooming season. Plants are easily divided in spring when they become crowded.