Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ is one of the best Rudbeckias around. The flowers bloom freely on upright stems for months. Each golden flower is up to 12cm across. Even after the petals have fallen, the show must go on, and the mounded ‘cone’ or ‘eye’ remains ornamental.
Rudbeckias are commonly known as Black Eyed Susan or Coneflower. Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
An invaluable plant for beds and borders, they flower and flower and flower with very little care. Try adding these yellow flowers to complement blue and purple Salvias or Echinacea. The blooms of Rudbeckia also last well in a vase.
The deep green foliage is finely divided leaves and are covered with small hairs. It is more compact than your run of the mill Rudbeckias.
Plant in full sun to light shade, they need at least six hours of sun a day to flower at their best. Plant into moderately fertile, to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish and then only if rainfall is low. Divide if they outgrow their space. Ensure there is good air flow to avoid powdery mildew. Plant where it is protected from strong winds.
Dead head regularly to increase bloom time.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade