Black-eyed Susan has been cherished by generations of gardeners. One of the best and
certainly one of the most popular perennials of all times. Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' was
selected as Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999 - and with good reason. The bright
golden flowers shine in gardens all over the world, a testament to just how durable these
perennials are. The name 'Goldsturm' is German and translates into "Gold
Storm". The golden yellow daisy-like flowers begin to show color in midsummer
and continue blooming into early fall. This blooming period is very valuable in the
garden, as this is the same time when other plants begin to fade from summers heat.
Rudbeckia is very easy to grow and virtually maintenance free.
Plants require a bright open sunny spot in the garden. The plants
are not finicky about soil types and will do just fine in an average soil that has good
drainage, however we do recommend that you amend your soil with a good heaping of compost
before planting. Plants can tolerate dry spells but will flower much better if soil
remains consistently moist. Mulching will help the soil retain moisture. Feed
in early spring with a top dressing of composted manure and bone meal. Liquid feed in
early summer just before blooming starts with fish emulsion or compost tea.
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