Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'


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Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Golsturm'

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm' bears wide, black-eyed, single, yellow daisy flowers with cone-shaped, black-brown centres from August to October. It's ideal for creating a splash of late-summer colour in ornamental borders and works well in prairie-style schemes with ornamental grasses. It's short enough not to need staking, and doesn't spread so fast that frequent division is necessary, making it a very easy-care plant.

Use it between other plants in a flower border, as it tolerates light shade, to extend the flowering season late into the year. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For best results grow Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm' in bold drifts in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Divide congested clumps from autumn to spring.

Family: Asterceae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Species: fulgida

Cultivar: Goldsturm

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: September to March

Flowering period: August to October

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I've found this to be a wonderful bright plant for most of the year. Great bright spacefiller. Has grown well for a few years now in fairly heavy clay soil in a northern location.

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