Goldsturm Rudbeckia is one of the oldest native perennial cultivars, dating back to 1937. It is also possibly the single most popular perennial in America, taking the 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year Award.
Free-flowering and easy-to-grow, Goldsturm Rudbeckia is a plant for every garden. It grows quickly and easily, and fills in quickly. It blooms over a long period of time, and can be made a staple variety in a perennial border.
Goldsturm Rudbeckia is very useful for perennial borders and landscaped areas - It fills in quickly, though not aggressively, to form a nice mound of foliage followed by blooms in Midsummer to Fall.
Goldsturm Rudbeckia attracts butterflies and bees, making it a good inclusion in pollinator gardens. The seeds feed goldfinches and other birds, and the leaves are the larval host of several species of moths.
Adaptable and easy-to-grow, Goldsturm Rudbeckia is a many-use plant. The plants do best in moist, well-drained soils with good organic matter content, although they are very adaptable as to soil type and PH. Excessive dryness will stunt their growth, but they will still return year after year.
Space Goldsturm Rudbeckia 18 inches apart in good soil, and plant in drifts of at least 5 plants for best effect.
|Common Name:||Goldsturm Rudbeckia|
|Botanical Name:||Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||3-9|
|Flower Color:||Yellow with Black Center|
|Bloom Time:||Mid-Summer to Fall|
|Habit:||Mounding Clump, Slowly Spreading|
|Light Exposure:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist to Dry|
|Soil Texture:||Clay Loam to Sandy Loam|
|Soil PH:||Neutral to Slightly Acidic|
|Landscape Uses:||Accent Plant, Mass Planting|
|Benefits:||Free-Flowering, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant|
|Ecological Function:||Nectar and Pollen, Larval Food Source, Seed|