American Gold Rush flowers

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 1.5-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 1.5-2' apart


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American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rudbeckia fulgida 'American Gold Rush' PP28,498

Regular price $64.00
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Why the American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan?

You’ll feel as though you struck gold when you discover this valuable Spirit. It’s a new selection that’s bound to be a treasure! American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan fills your sunny borders with masses of radiant flowers over a long period in summer. The 24-karat daisies gleam in the sunshine, their mahogany centers making a bold contrast to the solid gold petals. Gold Rush is easy to grow and trouble-free, yet it gives you weeks of glorious color and dapper, clean foliage that remains handsome all season. An excellent return on your investment.

This species of Black-Eyed Susan is a native wildflower that grows throughout much of the eastern U.S., from Massachusetts to Florida and as far west as Wisconsin. It provides nectar and pollen for insects, and for that reason, it’s a must for meadow gardens and for wildlife-friendly spaces of all types. American Gold Rush is a newly developed form of Black-Eyed Susan which is valued for its superior disease resistance. Its leaves stay clean and spot-free, even in hot, humid climates. It was introduced by Wisconsin nurseryman Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials in 2015.

How to use in the landscape?

Under favorable conditions, American Gold Rush Black-Eyed Susan will spread, giving you extra blooms that you can use to make wonderful bouquets for the table. The stems are long enough to make perfect cut flowers. Cutting them will encourage new flower buds to form, so more blossoms will follow. 

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 3-9

    Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall

    Mature Width: 1.5-2' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 1.5-2' apart

How To Plant

American Gold Rush is an adaptable, easy-going Spirit, but does best in a full-sun position in rich but well-drained soil. Water it regularly—about once a week if there’s no rain. The bloom period may be extended by diligent deadheading (trimming the spent flowers off). You may want to leave the end-of-season seed heads standing over the winter for visual interest. Cut all dead stems and foliage back before growth resumes in spring. Black-Eyed Susans love heat and may be slow to get started in the spring.

How To Water

Water as soon as they arrive! Rudbeckia plants need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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