Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush' American Gold Rush Black-eyed Susan
American Gold Rush Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush'
Denser and more disease resistant than 'Goldsturm', this selection is a summer pollinator thriller with masses of deep brown coned, golden rayed daisies. Its narrower, hairier, deep green leaves are a great background for its immense flower show and native birds love the seed from its spent flowers.
Exceptionally showy and easy to grow
Birds love the profuse seeds from dried blooms
Perfect cut flower for decorating indoors
A nectar magnet for native pollinators
Excellent cut flower, easy to grow and very versatile
Perfect for massing for a long summer flower show
Found in open woods, meadows and pastures.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Rather than filling the bird feeder, you can plant a garden full of bird food starting with this black-eyed Susan. Other native perennials to plant include: coneflower, sunflowers, asters, bee balm, goldenrod and ornamental grasses.
Adaptable to a wide variety of soil conditions in full to partial sun. Tolerates hot, humid summers and some drought. Deadhead to prolong blooming season. Disease and pest resistance.