This is one of the best garden perennials available. It forms a upright mound and flowers profusely. It’s extremely versatile and can be used in a perennial border, planted in masses, and is the perfect partner for ornamental grasses. This is a tough, low maintenance, easy to grow plant. Attracts butterflies and birds too.
‘Goldstrum’ is a popular perennial the world over
Amazing floral display from midsummer to fall
Great choice to mix with ornamental grasses or mass plantings
Provided nectar for butterflies and seeds for birds
Excellent cut flower, easy to grow and very versatile
Tolerates deer, drought and clay soil
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 resistant.