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Rudbeckia American Gold Rush

Rudbeckia American Gold Rush

Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plants are long blooming perennials with beautiful golden flowers. Their long lasting blooms, strong stems, and deep green leaves last throughout summer with a resistance to leaf spot. This refined beauty is easy-to-grow, low maintenance and attracts all types of pollinators.

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The American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'), is a native perennial that is tolerant of clay and sandy soil and is heat and drought resistant. While it thrives in full sun, it will grow in partial shade conditions. This deer-resistant black-eyed Susan displays showy long-blooming golden daisy-like flowers and 2-inch wide green foliage.

This cultivar is an upright, rhizomatous, clump-forming perennial which typically grows 1.5 to 2 feet tall with the need for staking. The American Gold Rush hybrid is beloved for its resilience to leaf spot. Features large blooms lasting up to two weeks, making them an ideal cut flower. This plant is self-cleaning, meaning deadheading is not required.

Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plants attract butterflies and seed-eating birds alike with their golden yellow petals and dark center seed heads. Blooming July to September, it is the perfect perennial for providing color in late summer and is especially showy in mass plantings.

2020 AAS Herbaceous Perennial Winner


Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 1.5 to 2 Feet
Mature Width: 2 Feet
Sunlight: Full sun
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant
Soil Condition: Sandy soil, clay soil, average soil
Difficulty: Easy
Flower Color: Golden yellow-orange petals with dark center seed heads
Selling Points: Deer resistant, heat tolerant, attracts butterflies and songbirds, Maryland state flower
Growzone: 4-9 Rudbeckia American Gold Rush Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Rudbeckia American Gold Rush

Before you buy a Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plant, make sure to read about the care instructions that are required and recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant my Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Plants?

How do I plant my Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Plants?

Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plants are a near perfect perennial choice for gardeners of all experience levels. Plant in most soil types including sandy and clay. This Maryland State Flower also makes a gorgeous planter flower in standard potting soil. Black-Eyed Susan bloom time is typically June-September when planted between March and May.

How do I water my Black-Eyed Susan plants?

How do I water my Black-Eyed Susan plants?

The Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plant will need to be watered regularly only during the first growing season to establish the plant. Otherwise, the Black-Eyed Susan prefers dry to moderately moist soil. Monitored watering is needed in western climates but rainfall is generally sufficient in Eastern climates.

How do I prune Black Eyed Susan American Gold Rush plants?

How do I prune Black Eyed Susan American Gold Rush plants?

It is not necessary to deadhead Black-Eyed Susan Plants; however, to encourage re-blooming of Rudbeckia American Gold Rush, you may choose to. Selectively cut back in mid-spring to encourage flowers later in the summer. The last flush of flowers should be left on the plant to set seeds.

How do I mulch my Black-eyed Susan American Gold Rush?

How do I mulch my Black-eyed Susan American Gold Rush?

Rudbeckia American Gold Rush plants should be mulched with common mulching materials unless you plant in moist climates where it should remain unmulched.


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