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Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush'


Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush' is perhaps the best black-eyed Susan available with great habit and flower power.

An improved black-eyed Susan, 'American Gold Rush' performs remarkably in trials against other cultivars. It has masses of long-lasting, rich yellow blooms sporting bold dark cones on well-formed, compact clumps that are slightly smaller than 'Goldsturm'. Highly resistant to Septoria leaf spot due to its thinner and hairier leaves! With an upright habit of up to 26 inches and a spread of 40-44 inches, this Rudbeckia fulgida is sure to become a centrepiece in the late summer garden. Great for patio containers, cottage and wild gardens. Mass plant for a spectacular effect. Attracts pollinators and songbirds. Possibly hardy to zone 3.

Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Family: Asteraceae (The Aster/Daisy Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Black

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Tallgrass prairies.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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