Sunshine in the Garden

 

There should be a song: Black-eyed girl, because Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’ are singing in gardens, urns and in the wild at this time of year.

Black-eyed Susans come in many varieties and sizes, but ‘Goldstrum grow about 24-30 inches tall (60-75 cm) in zones 3-9.

These native, long-blooming flowers are a wow factor in the garden right now, and will often bloom well into the fall.  They are easy to grow in just about any soil, and spread easily and quickly in the garden – take that as a blessing or as a warning.

Use them to attract butterflies, as a cut flower or accent, in sun or part shade.

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