rich, average, loam, clay
July, August, September, October
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
"Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii ‘American Gold Rush’ is a naturally compact cultivar (a bit more compact than 'Goldsturm') with narrow 2 inch wide hairy foliage bred for its resistance to Septoria leaf spot. Gorgeous bright, yellow-gold flowers bloom from July to September. The cultivar has smaller foliage and shorter height compared to its seed parent, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii." -- Missouri Botanical Garden
This variety of orange coneflower is easy to grow, very adaptable, and low maintenance. Its preference is full to part-sun, but it is not particular about soil. This plant is very robust and, once established, will tolerate extended dry spells with ease. It is far less susceptible to foliar disease than the commonly sold cultivar R. fulgida 'Goldstrum'. It benefits from a long blooming period of up to 3 months, which can be extended by deadheading, from July to October.
Selected and introduced by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennials. US Plant Patent PP28,498 awarded October 3, 2017.