Rudbeckia ‘Glitters Like Gold’

(Black Eyed Susan)

By June 18, 2024
Three yellow daisy-like flowers from a Rudbeckia 'Glitters Like Gold' (Black Eyed Susan) in bloom with gumdrop centers and a out of focus background

About Rudbeckia ‘Glitters Like Gold’ (Black Eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia ‘Glitters Like Gold’ is an herbaceous perennial recognized for its showy, daisy-like blooms. With a late summer blooming period, spectacular yellow petaled flowers emerge repeatedly from July through September. Its delicate petals circle around dark gum drop shaped centers and are accompanied by densely packed, green foliage.  Reaching an average mature landscape size of 2-3′ tall by 1-2′ wide, Rudbeckia grows quickly once established. Commonly known as Black Eyed Susan, this variety is also drought tolerant once established and can be used to cut fresh flowers for floral arrangements.

Care And Planting Instructions

Plant Black Eyed Susan in an area that receives full sun exposure using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help it establish well to its new location, then reduce frequency. This variety does not tolerate soggy roots so be sure to let its soil dry out completely before waterings. To encourage blooming and keep a cleaned up appearance, deadhead spent blooms.

Landscape Design Ideas

Rudbeckia ‘Glitters Like Gold’ is an excellent choice for low maintenance landscape designs and looks best when planted as a border or in multiples. For drought tolerant landscape designs, this variety is an obvious choice while also doubling as a deer deterrent.


Botanical Name: Rudbeckia 'Glitters Like Gold'

Common Name: Black Eyed Susan

Average Landscape Size: 2-3' x 1-2'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Yellow

Foliage Color: Green

Forms: Shrub

Sizes: 1 gallon

Special Features: Deer Deterrent, Drought Tolerant, Good For Mass Plantings, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise,