Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’

('Goldsturm', Black-eyed Susan)


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

old texture and upright habit. Bright gold petals with a deep brown cone highlight the garden in late summer. Each flower may last up to two weeks! Disease and pest resistant perennial awarded 1999 PPA plant of the year. Wonderful and long lasting cut flower. Provides seeds in the winter for birds and nectar for butterflies. Beautiful and versatile, outstanding in mass plantings as well as perennial borders, meadows and prairie gardens.


Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates hot and humid summers and some drought. Tolerates light shade, but best in full sun. Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded. This coneflower cultivar is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 2-3′ tall. Features large, daisy-like flowers (3-4″ across) with deep yellow rays and dark brownish-black center disks. Flowers appear singly on stiff, branching stems in a prolific, long-lasting, mid-summer-to-fall bloom. Oblong to lanceolate, dark green foliage. Good fresh cut flower.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

'Goldsturm', Black-eyed Susan

Botanical Name

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'


1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


2 to 3'


2 to 3'

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period

July to August

Flower Color

golden yellow



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


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