Goldsturm Rudbeckia has to be the greatest perennial there is.
Among the best border perennials available,, it is a selection of one of our native North American wildflowers. Goldsturm Rudbeckia will form an upright clump with a dazzling display of brown-eyed, golden flowers from midsummer through the fall. Seedheads have good winter interest and you will notice the winter resident birds feasting on these seedheads.
They will self-seed and naturalize forming a dense and colorful mass planting. We have two plantings at home – one getting about 5 hours of sun a day and one only about 3 hours of sun a day and the impact right now is totally amazing. We look out our window and it lights up our shade garden. Yes – our shade garden. Another attribute of this perennial is the bloom time – we will have flowers from now until frost. With deadheading – the blooms stay much fuller.
Plants may be easily divided in early spring. Goldsturm Rudbeckia was named Perennial Plant of the Year in 1999.