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Mega Millions® Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia fulgida

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2'6" - 3'
Spread: 2'6" - 3'
Height: 76cm - 91cm
Spread: 76cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    30 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    30 - 36 Inches
    76cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm
    76cm - 91cm

    Features

    BLOOM or bust.

    Rudbeckia breeding has come a long way since the introduction of ‘Goldsturm’ in 1937. If you still like the look of this broad-leaved cultivar but need a stronger performer for landscapes, consider the new Mega Millions Rudbeckia. Its habit is similar but it is an absolute blooming machine. In the breeder’s trials, one 3 year old Mega Millions plant produced over 1,000 more flowers than a 7 year old plant of ‘Goldsturm’ in a single season. Vernalization will help to bulk up the plants and flowering but is not required. Its broad, deep green leaves also stay cleaner due to better resistance to Septoria leaf spot. Mega Millions will stay where you plant it, so there won’t be any nuisance seedlings popping up all over the garden. It’s time to make the switch to these new and exceptionally improved genetics.

    Disease Resistant
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Spread: 
    30 - 36 Inches 76cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Golden Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Humidity Preference: 
    Low
    Humidity Preference: 
    Medium
    Humidity Preference: 
    High
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Fertile Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Containers
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    This is a great, easy case perennial  with great longevity. Mega Millions is an easy plant to grow, in landscapes and will work in large containers as well. The sunny gold color brings a drop of sun even on dreary days.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This tough, long lived perennial is one of the most reliable plants you can install in your garden. They love heat and humidity, but will thrive in milder climates as well. The plants are wonderful pollinator plants and support bird populations . The plants can tolerate a wide range of soil and water conditions, although moist soil is ideal. It will also do well in more marginal water and soil conditions. 

    Mega Millions® Rudbeckia fulgida '‘Dahlonega’' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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