Go Back Black-eyed Susan ‘American Gold Rush’

Rudbeckia 'American Gold Rush'
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Plant Type: Perennials

From Perennial Plant Association:

At the height of summer, ‘American Gold Rush’ black-eyed Susan turns up the volume for a long season of dazzling color right up to autumnal frosts. The bright golden-yellow flowers feature arching rays and a reddish halo surrounding dark chocolate cones. Three-inch flowers blanket the compact plant, only 22-27 inches tall with a broader width to 40 inches if given room to grow.

The green leaves and stems are covered in hairs, which gives them a silvery cast on sunny days, peeking through the blooms to the leaves is a luminous silver-and-gold treat. More than just boosting the ornamental show, the hairy foliage is resistant to Septoria leaf spot, which is a debilitating fungal disease that causes unsightly black spotting and premature seasonal decline on some black-eyed Samerusans. ‘American Gold Rush’ is a reliable hardy perennial and a great substitute for popular, brassier ‘Goldsturm’, which is highly susceptible to leaf spotting.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

A stunning focal point in gardens.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread


Good Companions

Other full sun to part sun plants.

Plant Height


Scape Height


Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

dry or well drained.

Characteristics & Attributes


Can tolerate and even benefit from a hot/dry location

Bloom Time

summer/fall. July through September.

Critter Resistance



full sun to partial shade.

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests