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Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

Black-Eyed Susan is a staple of summer gardens for a good reason. Vibrant flowers grow on tall stems for a striking appearance. The Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan, also known as Rudbeckia var. Fulgida boasts oblong, bright yellow petals surrounding deep brown cones. This cultivar has smaller flowers than other varieties, but the golden-colored blooms last for a long time. This beauty starts to bloom in July and continues to push out gorgeous flowers until October.

The Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan is a clump-forming perennial native to the U.S., so this plant will settle in quickly and require very little care once acclimated. Feature in beds, borders, mass plantings, or trim the blooms for cut flowers. Birds are drawn to this beauty after the flowers go to seed, and butterflies are attracted to the blooms, making this plant an excellent choice for a butterfly garden. Grow this beauty as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan Care

This low-maintenance plant prefers full to partial sun, so select an area that receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight. With average water needs, give this plant a drink when the top few inches of soil dry out. Established plants are drought-tolerant but water during a dry spell. Use rich, moist, but well-drained soil.

Trim away spent flowers to maintain a clean appearance. Cut the growth back after the first frost.

Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan Spacing

Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan is an upright, mounded plant that is 24 to 30 inches tall and 20 to 24 inches wide. Space plants 20 to 24 inches apart to create a dense mass planting or border.

Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 20 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 20 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Black, Yellow
Flower Description: Golden Rayed And Deep Brown Cone
Bloom Period: October
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Common Name: Fulgida Black-Eyed Susan
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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.