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 mid-summer to early fall. More commonly 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. 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

Deadheading will increase the blooming potential of this already long-flowering cultivar.

Check out our blog for more gardening tips!

Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

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