Plant of the Week for September 3rd 2019
American Gold Rush Blackeyed Susan is a new variety of Rudbeckia. It is more disease resistant than the classic Goldstrum (the classic Blackeyed Susan). The thinner, harrier leaves is what keeps the spores from causing problems. The yellow flowers start up in mid to late July and with deadheading go into September. It reaches about 2 feet tall and will get about 44 inches wide, so allow space for the flower show. Like other Blackeyed Susans they enjoy at least 4 hours of sun but perform best getting more than six hours of direct sun. You can pair these with lots of plants like Perennial Salvia, Russian Sage, Ornamental Grassses, Rose of Sharon and conifers.