Rudbeckia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, commonly known as coneflowers or black-eyed Susans. They are native to North America and are valued for their showy yellow or orange flowers that bloom from mid-summer to autumn. These hardy perennials are easy to grow and require minimal care. They prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Deadheading spent blooms will encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. Rudbeckias are versatile plants that look great in borders, cottage gardens, and wildflower meadows. They also make excellent cut flowers. Some popular varieties include Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’, Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’, and Rudbeckia triloba ‘Prairie Glow’. They can be paired with other perennials such as echinacea, asters, and grasses to create stunning mixed plantings.
- Common Name(s):Coneflower ‘Goldsturm’
- Hardiness:Fully hardy
- How big will I get? Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ can grow to a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.3m.
- Did You Know That:Rudbeckia are sometimes called coneflowers, like the closely related Echinacea, which are sometimes confused for Rudbeckia?
A rough guide to how this plant will change through the year.
Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ prefers moist but well-draining soil. This plant can grow in soil with a wide range of pH levels, it is not picky about the pH level of the soil.
Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ can handle either an exposed or a sheltered position and can cope with either full sun or partial shade.
Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ should be deadheaded regularly to promote new flowers coming through. This will prolong the flowering period of the plant as it saves the energy that the plant would have put into producing seeds and allows it to produce more flowers!
Pest, Diseases and Wildlife
Rudbeckia fulgida sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ is generally pest free, and it tends not to have problems with diseases. It is also known to attract bees and other pollinators. It is not considered to be toxic.