This Jelitto introduction is a terrific improvement over the industry standard ‘Goldsturm’.
While ‘Goldsturm’ can stand waist-high in bloom with tall, wispy flowering stems, ‘Little Goldstar’ is a much more compact, proportional plant. Standing just knee high, this plant forms a bushy, short clump of rich green foliage covered with a dome of closely spaced, starburst-shaped, 2-2½”, golden yellow blossoms held just above the foliage.
Very well-branched scapes carry loads of flowers from midsummer through early fall. Over 80 flowers have been counted on a single plant, making this selection more floriferous than 'Goldsturm'.
This plant looks fantastic in containers at retail and in the garden. It coordinates perfectly with fall potted mums and asters.
Since this variety is produced by tissue culture, the plants will be much more uniform than the seed grown ‘Goldsturm’, resulting in fewer losses for growers and retailers.