Mega Millions™ Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida
FeaturesBLOOM or bust.
Rudbeckia breeding has come a long way since the introduction of ‘Goldsturm’ in 1937. If you still like the look of this broad-leaved cultivar but need a stronger performer for landscapes, consider the new Mega Millions™ Rudbeckia. Its habit is similar but it is an absolute blooming machine. In the breeder’s trials, one 3 year old Mega Millions plant produced over 1,000 more flowers than a 7 year old plant of ‘Goldsturm’ in a single season. Vernalization will help to bulk up the plants and flowering but is not required. Its broad, deep green leaves also stay cleaner due to better resistance to Septoria leaf spot. Mega Millions will stay where you plant it, so there won’t be any nuisance seedlings popping up all over the garden. It’s time to make the switch to these new and exceptionally improved genetics.Disease ResistantLong BloomingHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:BeesBirdsButterfliesHummingbirdsResists:DeerRabbitsNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:PerennialHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:24 - 36 InchesSpread:30 - 36 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:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageHumidity Preference:LowHumidity Preference:MediumHumidity Preference:HighSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Fertile SoilSoil Fertility Requirement:Poor SoilUses:ContainerUses:ContainersUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This is a great, easy case perennial with great longevity. Mega Millions is an easy plant to grow, in landscapes and will work in large containers as well. The sunny gold color brings a drop of sun even on dreary days.Maintenance Notes:
This tough, long lived perennial is one of the most reliable plants you can install in your garden. They love heat and humidity, but will thrive in milder climates as well. The plants are wonderful pollinator plants and support bird populations . The plants can tolerate a wide range of soil and water conditions, although moist soil is ideal. It will also do well in more marginal water and soil conditions.Mega Millions™ Rudbeckia fulgida '‘Dahlonega’' USPPAF, Can PBRAF