Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii

Black-Eyed Susan

$ 11.95

Item #: 1188
Pot Size: full quart

Plant Description

The principal differences between this variety and Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida are in the flowers, leaves, height, and bloom time. Var. sullivantii grows 3-4 feet tall. It has large flower heads, 2 to 3 inches across with somewhat lax petals or rays, on branched stems. Individual plants of var. sullivantii would have fewer but larger flower heads than those of var. fulgida. Flowering lasts from mid to late summer for sullivantii, and from late summer into fall for var. fulgida. Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii is the native plant from which the popular cultivar Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' has been derived. It makes a nice, strong, 3 foot plus spreading ground cover. Var. fulgida might be the better choice for naturalizing less formal gardens or where a taller or later blooming plant is wanted.



Rain Garden

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow



Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial, Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


24 to 36, 36 or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer



Hardiness Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9




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