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Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" known as Black eyed Susan


 
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James Kilkelly
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject: Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" known as Black eyed Susan Reply with quote

This is Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" commonly known as Black eyed Susan.


Photo / pic / image of Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm".
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Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm" facts and information.

This frost hardy perennial originated in North America and grows to a height of 0.6 metres (2ft); with a spread of approx 0.6 metres (2ft).
A member of the daisy family, this is illustrated by its daisy-like flowers but unlike the daisy its petals are a golden yellow colour.
The golden down-swept flowers approx 8cms (3 inches) across are held above tough stems and contain a dark centre hence the common name Black eyed Susan.
The ripe seed is a favorite food of finches in winter.
Give this front of border plant a position in full to partial sun and well drained soil; it will reward you with flowers into mid-autumn.
In the garden, this plant spreads aggressively by both rhizomes and seed.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Rudbeckia
Species: R. fulgida


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are some of my favorite wildflowers...they grow wild all over the South. All the old farms and homesteads had them, so I suspect they escaped from cultivation originally. Or maybe the other way round. They are quite hardy plants and not phased by weird weather or pests. They are in their full glory here at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. I bought some dry root stock for the rudbeckia recently. It was in a plastic packet with some compost around the root. I put it in a pot and covered it with compost. I did water it but having read what you said about perienniels in general I think I will water again and often. There is no sign of it doing anything for me at the moment.
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