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Rudbeckia fulgida ‘American Gold Rush’ (Black-Eyed Susan)

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Rudbeckia fulgida ‘American Gold Rush’ (Black-Eyed Susan) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting masses of golden-yellow daisies, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with a dark central cone. Blooming from mid-summer through early fall, they are borne on branching, upright stems atop a spreading clump of rich green foliage. This Black-Eyed Susan is noted for its resistance to the Septoria leaf spot as a result of its thinner and hairier leaves. Great for the sunny border. Excellent and long-lasting fresh-cut flowers.

  • 2020 All America Selections Perennial Award Winner
  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production occurs in full sun. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Spectacular when massed in drifts, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, or for prairies and meadows.
  • Extremely easy to grow, Rudbeckia plays well with other hot-colored perennials or with the cool blues and purples of geraniums and asters.
  • Robust, low maintenance, and highly disease resistant. Deer resistant.
  • Attractive to butterflies and songbirds.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote further blooms and maintain a neat appearance.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Black-eyed Susan
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Goldilocks’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
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Rudbeckia triloba ‘Blackjack Gold’ (Brown-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Amarillo Gold’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Dracopis amplexicaulis (Clasping Coneflower)

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Black-Eyed Susan: Plant Care and Growing Guide
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Black-eyed Susan
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Bees
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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