I purchased three 6” pots of Little goldsturm in May of 2020. It was my intention due to their short height, to plant them in front of a section of hydrangea bobo that I have creating a hedge. I laid the pots where I intended them for planting and was waiting for the kids to finish their school day in order to put them in the landscape. Within three hours the pots were demolished by rabbits in our yard. - I did not know that these are a favorite lunch for wild rabbits. When I say they ate these plants down the ground with no leaves, it is not an exaggeration. There was only an inch of naked stem left in each sorry pot. Undeterred, I took the now barren looking pots and placed them on sunny out the way area of railing on our deck and forgot about them. For an entire year I did exactly nothing to them other than wonder what the spring would bring. The foliage is now lusher than when I bought them and the plants are looking picture perfect. I’ll deliver them to my parents home next week and plant them in a spot less likely to be frequented by rabbits. I know they will do swimmingly. It’s rare that I’ve had a plant undergo so much damage, let alone so quickly. The recovery has been spectacular, especially given the utter neglect these beauties were shown. While these plants are not ideal for my landscape, the were chosen for their tidy looking growth habit and shorter front of border potential. For such a petite goldsturm, in the right sunny spot, these will really delight and provide abundant flowers suitable for cutting, with almost no maintenance. A real win, if you have a rabbit-free yard.
'Little Goldstar' Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida
A knee-high Black-Eyed Susan, with star-shaped golden yellow flowers. Flowers are produced over dark green foliage for a long time.Long BloomingAttracts:BeesBirdsButterfliesNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:14 - 16 InchesSpacing:14 - 16 InchesSpread:14 - 16 InchesFlower Colors:YellowFlower Shade:Golden yellowFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerBloom Time:Early FallHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Containers and Landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
Rudbeckias like full sun, but they also will do well in partial shade. Plant them in well-drained, not overly rich soil. Remove spent flowers in order to stimulate continuous bloom.'Little Goldstar' Rudbeckia fulgida USPP 22,397
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Connecticut Shoreline Gardener, 1 year ago
Great plants needs sunWilliam, Kentucky, United States, 2 years ago