Common name: Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Little Goldstar

Height: 14-16 Inches
Spread: 14-16 Inches
Flower Color: Gold/Orange Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)   Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs   Average water needs
Want to see wings?: Attracts butterflies   Attracts songbirds
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer   Late summer   Early fall
Looking for seasonal interest?: Attractive Seed Heads Fall Color
How's your soil?: Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)   Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)   Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio   Prairie   Cottage   Rain Garden   Eclectic
 
 

Destined to become the new industry standard, this new Jelitto introduction is a terrific improvement over ‘Goldsturm’. 

While ‘Goldsturm’ can stand waist-high in bloom with tall, wispy flowering stems, ‘Little Goldstar’ is a much more compact, proportional plant.  Standing just knee high, this plant forms a bushy, short clump of rich green foliage covered with a dome of closely spaced, starburst-shaped, 2-2.5”, golden yellow blossoms held just above the foliage. 

Very well-branched scapes carry loads of flowers from midsummer through early fall.  Over 80 flowers have been counted on a single plant, making this selection more floriferous than 'Goldsturm'.

This plant looks fantastic in containers at retail and in the garden.  It coordinates perfectly with fall potted mums and asters.  

Since this variety is produced by tissue culture, the plants will be much more uniform than the seed grown ‘Goldsturm’, resulting in fewer losses for growers and retailers.