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. The R. f. deamii variety is naturally found in the wild in the central United States of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.
Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush' prefers full sun and average to moist, well-drained soil. It is very tolerant of heat and humidity.