We are pleased to introduce a new gold-foliaged selection of the native Rudbeckia maxima, a seedling of a Cherokee County Texas plant, discovered by Texas plantsman Greg Grant and named after his great aunt. Rudbeckia 'Golda Emanis' is brightest gold as it emerges in spring and fades to more of a chartreuse green as it gets closer to flowering...best color is on established clumps in bright sun. The 2' wide clumps are topped in mid-June (NC) with 7' tall spikes of yellow-orange coneflowers...a goldfinch delicacy. The foliage will create a wonderful color echo with the goldfinches. Moist soils are best, but not essential.