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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (AGM)

Rudbeckia Fulgida

See it on the Herbaceous borders

Sullivant's Coneflower is a native of the eastern half of Illinois, USA.  'Goldsturm' was introduced by the German nurseryman Karl Foerster (1874-1970) in 1937 after being spotted by his employee Heinrich Hagemann at a botanic garden in Czechoslovakia.

A superb low maintenance herbaceous perennial with a long flowering period. It requires no staking just cutting down in early spring. 

The flowers will attract various pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies and the seed heads are a favourite food of finches in winter.

AGM LogoAGM  (Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit).  This award indicates that this plant is recommended by the RHS following plant trials during which the plant met strict criteria testing its garden worthiness.  More information

 

 

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