Orange Coneflower Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm') rud-BEK-ee-ah FULL-jih-dah variety sul-ih-VAN-tee-eye Genus: Rudbeckia Large flowers consisting of brassy orange-yellow rays surrounding brown cones are what make this plant so popular. It blooms for 7 or 8 weeks beginning in midsummer. The flowers top 18- to 30-inch-tall plants that will readily self sow in cultivated soils. Noteworthy Characteristics: Rudbeckias hail from the moist meadows and dappled woods of North America. They are suitable for mixed borders, meadows, native gardens, open woods, and large annual displays. Care: Grow in average, slightly heavy but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Propagation: Sow seeds in a cold frame in early spring, or divide plants in spring or fall. Problems: Aphids, powdery mildew, smut, rust, Ramularia and Septoria leaf spots, snails, slugs. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Fast Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Butterflies, Native, Self Seeds, Showy Flowers, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Summer Flower Color Brown, Yellow Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Roadside Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'View the discussion thread.