Black eyed Susan or Rudbeckia blends in perfect for a natural flowerbed garden look
Black-eyed Susan 'Goldsturm'
Black eyed Susan or Rudbeckia image from my garden September 17, 2009
About The Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia Goldsturm
The stunning Black eyed Susan or Rudbeckia blends in perfect for a natural flowerbed garden look. Usually I have a difficult time with the Rudbeckia. In past years I have resolved to planting this Black Eyed Susan beauty as an annual. That is until 2009. It must be the healthy, well fed garden soil .
For many of us there seems to be one or two plants that remind us of our childhood and for me it's the yellow or orange petal coloring with the brown eyed centers that reminds me so much of my grandmother's tiny city garden.
I am so happy to report that I have now a Rudbeckia that returns year after year! It blooms beautifully (see the above image).
How To Grow The Rudbeckia Goldsturm
Thankfully, the stems are very sturdy and do not require staking. Each year the number of blooms increase significantly and when planted in mass, the effect is striking.
I find that the brown eyed centers are attractive even after the petals have dried and fallen and unless you are looking for additional blooming, why not leave them standing for some added fall interest?
Like so many other flowers in my mounded island flowerbed garden, the bees and butterflies adhere to the centers and hang out for quite some time.
This is a sun loving plant whether you treat it as an annual or perennial. It can tolerate a clay soil but would prefer a little organic amending.
The reward will be a great number of blooms if you deadhead regularly.
The Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) is also listed under My Perennials.
I plant the 'Goldsturm' variety, which means gold storm in German.
Check out my Site Index Page for a listing of additional annuals and perennials to plant in your flower garden design.
Related pages:Go to 2009 Perennials
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