Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush' PP28498

Black-eyed Susan




Photography Credit: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens



This late blooming black-eyed Susan was chosen for its long season of flowering, its bright golden flowers with deep chocolate cones and its compactness, only 22-27" tall to 40" wide. The hairy stems and leaves bear a silvery cast in the sun, giving a silver and gold effect.  More importantly, the hairy leaves and stems give this plant superior disease resistant to the fungus that afflicts other black-eyed Susans.  The Perennial Plant Association recommends it as a replacement for the "brassier gold" Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm', which is often afflicted by black spot.

It is recommended for massing in borders and meadows.  Seedheads provide winter interest.  It would pair well with Alliums, Asters, Sages and Little Bluestem (last year's winner).  

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Prior Selections

Selections in color link to articles about the plant.




Schizoparia Schizachyrium scoparium


Calamintha nepeta subs. Nepeta

2020 Aralia cordata 'Sun King
2019 Stachys ‘Hummelo’
2018 Allium ‘Millenium’
2017 Asclepias tuberosa
2016 Anemone xhybrida 'Honorine Jobert'
2015 Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’
2014 Panicum virgatum ‘Northwind’
2013 Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’
2012 Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’
2011 Amsonia hubrichtii
2010 Baptisia australis
2009 Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’
2008 Geranium ‘Rozanne’
2007 Nepeta ‘Walker’s Low’
2006 Dianthus gratianoplitanus ‘Fire Witch’
2005 Helleborus xhybridus
2004 Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
2003 Leucanthemum ‘Becky’ ATL connected!
2002 Phlox ‘David’
2001 Calamagrostis xsuperbum acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’
2000 Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’
1999 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ 
1998 Echinacea purpurea ‘Magnus’
1997 Salvia ‘May Night’ (‘Mainacht’)
1996 Penstemon digitalis ‘Husker Red’
1995 Perovskia atriplicifolia
1994 Astilbe ‘Sprite’
1993 Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’
1992 Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’
1991 Heuchera micrantha ‘Palace Purple’
1990 Phlox stolonifera



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