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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (Orange Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' rud-BEK-ee-ah FULL-jih-dah variety sul-ih-VAN-tee-eye Common Name: Orange Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan 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.
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 Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Naturalizing, Roadside
Style Cottage Garden, Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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