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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' (Black-Eyed Susan)

Black-Eyed Susan 'Little Goldstar', Glowing Coneflower 'Little Goldstar', Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar'


Incredibly floriferous, Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting masses of golden-yellow, starburst-shaped flowers, 2-2.5 in. across (5-6 cm), adorned with a dark central cone. Blooming from midsummer through early fall, they are borne on branching, upright stems atop a bushy, short clump of rich green foliage. Free-blooming, this dwarf Rudbeckia is a terrific and prolific performer. Over 80 flowers can be counted on a single plant. Its petite size makes it ideal for the front of the border and perfect for containers. Excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 14-16 in. tall and wide (35-40 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or partial shade in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Best flower production occurs in full sun, although this plant will tolerate some light shade.
  • Spectacular when massed in drifts, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens or for naturalizing 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, it is also drought tolerant.
  • Attractive to butterflies, it is deer and rabbit resistant.
  • 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 Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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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.


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 Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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