Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' (C.L.Boynton & Beadle) Cronquist

Sullivant’s Coneflower

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Compositae

Genus: Rudbeckia

Parent: Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: To 2' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Larger flowers than the variety, to 4" diameter. Blooms throughout summer. Yellow petals with almost black center. Dark green foliage. Moist soils.


Found in a nursery in Czechoslovakia in 1937.

Perennial plant of the year in 1999 (Perennial Plant Association).

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Evergreen in April 2011 and planted it in the front by the road on the right side of the driveway. It grew steadily and started blooming strongly in July.

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