Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Rudbeckia Fulgida "Goldstrum"

This early May, I purchased a 1/2 gallon pot of Rudbeckia "Goldstrum".

I was a good gardener and got it planted fairly soon after its arrival home. It settled in quickly and has been busy growing all Summer long.

I am now getting to enjoy it in full bloom for the first time.

Rudbeckia "Goldstrum" was the Perennial Plant Association's 1999 Perennial Plant of the Year and deservedly so. Even in its first year, my plant is already putting on a wonderful display. Each bright gold bloom may last up to two weeks and the plant blooms from mid-July to October.

"Goldstrum" is German for gold storm. It was discovered in 1937 in a nursery garden in the Czech Republic. Because of World War II, it wasn't able to debut until 1949 but has quickly spread all over the globe. I am so happy to have finally purchased a "Goldstrum" for my garden. 


Daphne Gould said...

I have it in my garden too. It tends to spill out onto my brick path. I keep trying to keep it back, but it doesn't want to.

Barb said...

Very pretty. I have that one too. It has more than doubled and we even divided it so now I have two patches.

Mindy said...

I moved pieces of my original plant all over the place last fall. It's a workhorse and I absolutely love it.