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Week 8 – February 22, 2024

Plant Information

Rudbeckia Goldblitz

  • Rudbeckia Goldblitz - Bloom
  • Rudbeckia Goldblitz - Commercial Landscape 1
  • Rudbeckia Goldblitz - Container
  • Rudbeckia Goldblitz - Landscape

Fleuroselect Gold Medal

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii

Common Name: Black-Eyed Susan

Hardiness Zone: 3a - 9b

Hardiness Degree: -30°F (-34.4°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Autumn, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Mounded

Characteristics: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Water/Rain tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Once a month

Spacing: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Height: 24 - 28" (61 - 71cm)

Width: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Strong, low-maintenance variety for borders and landscapes. Plants have tight foliage with shiny, dark green leaves that hold back weeds and flower abundantly from summer well into fall. Golden yellow horizontal petals contrast nicely with the black center disc.

Grower Information:

A natural daylength growing solution
Here’s a first-year-flowering solution for growers that cannot finish Goldsturm under their natural growing conditions. Goldblitz provides a more economical input option for natural daylength growers, as the plugs do not require special treatment to perform to the same quality as Goldsturm.

Plug crop time: 6 to 7 weeks
Transplant to finish: 15 to 20 weeks

  • Will flower fully as an annual crop if sown in early Spring in natural conditions, assuming that Summer provides a minimum of 14.5 hours daylength; Goldsturm requires 15 hours critical daylength.
  • Shortens the production time for a finished flowering crop to 2 to 3 weeks compared to Goldsturm.
  • Provides a more economical input option for natural daylength growers, as the plugs do not require special treatment.
  • It has a slightly smaller leaf and flower size than Goldsturm.
  • Fleuroselect Gold Medal award winner for both container and garden performance.