Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush' Black-Eyed Susan



Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii 'American Gold Rush' produces loads of golden yellow daisy-like blooms with dark centers from middle summer through early fall. Also called Black-Eyed Susan, 'American Gold Rush' is a compact cultivar that is highly disease resistant. Although its blooms may be slightly smaller than perennial standby, Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', its fuzzy green leaves do not get the black spots that often afflict the latter. Deadheading will increase the blooms of this long flowering cultivar. A new favorite for us!

Rudbeckia f. deamii is a localized variety of our southeastern perennial native, Rudbeckia fulgida. This variety is naturally found in the wild in the central United States of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush' prefers full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. It is very tolerant of heat and humidity.


  • Common Names: Black-Eyed Susan
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 22-26
  • Width at Maturity: 44
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Middle summer to midfall
  • Patent #: 28,498

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Rabbits. Clay Soil. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Native to North America.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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