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Little Goldstar Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'

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Little Goldstar Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' flowers

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' flowers

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Little Goldstar Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' in bloom

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Orange Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan

Description:

A more compact and floriferous variety, ideal for small gardens and containers; beautiful flowers of gold fill the plant through summer and early fall, a wonderful fall perennial

Ornamental Features

Little Goldstar Coneflower has masses of beautiful gold daisy flowers with dark brown eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Little Goldstar Coneflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Little Goldstar Coneflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Little Goldstar Coneflower will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Little Goldstar Coneflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features