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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Dark Brown and Dark Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

coneflower 'Goldsturm'

Family

Asteraceae


Rudbeckia may be annuals, biennials or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials, with simple or pinnately divided leaves and large daisy-like flower-heads with yellow or orange rays surrounding a prominent conical disk

'Goldsturm' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 60cm in height, with erect stems bearing narrowly ovate leaves and dark-eyed, deep yellow flowers to 12cm across

Synonym(s)

  • Echinacea 'Yellow Storm'
  • Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii 'Goldsturm'
  • Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Easy to grow if given full sun or partial shade and a moderately fertile soil that is moist but well-drained; a good choice for improved clay soils

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Clay, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Prairie Planting


How to care

Pruning

Deadhead faded flowers

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free