Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'
- Blooms much of the summer
- Uniform, compact, rounded habit
- Resistant to leaf spot
- Goldfinches love the seeds
Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush' has a wonderful dome-like habit with golden yellow flowers that have black centers. The sunshine-like flowers have narrow petals that curve downward, and are produced in abundance from mid-summer into early fall. This variety has excellent resistance to Septora leaf spot due to the thinner and hairier leaves. A great addition to any sunny landscape. A shorter cultivar of native Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Easy To Grow, Tolerates Clay or Rocky Soils, Drought Resistant, Heat & Humidity Tolerant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in well drained soil. Very good in heavy, clay soils. Prefers not to dry out, but somewhat drought tolerant once established. Avoid overcrowding, as these like good air circulation. Deadhead throughout the season to encourage rebloom. Leave the final spent flower stalks on the plant in autumn, as the seeds will feed the birds; cut back in late winter. Divide in spring, if desired.