Rudbeckia Goldsturm description
Bright yellow flowers with a bold black eye in late summer and early autumn.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the middle of a border, Cottage Garden, or by a patio and it is reliable if the soil isn’t too wet, nor gets too dry.
Also known as: Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Goldsturm
Common name: Black-Eyed Susan Goldsturm
The best position in the garden:
Prefers sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, but not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if it doesn’t sit in the wet over the winter.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
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