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Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
Intense Jewel Tones on Giant Blooms!
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Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy

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Already the winner of multiple awards, it's a heart-warmer that grows like nobody's business!

Perfect for cutting!
After growing Cherry Brandy, you'll never look at Rudbeckia the same way again! This powerhouse of a plant is just 2 feet tall, but sends up dozens upon dozens of giant daisies over a long season, bringing butterflies and bees to pay their respects all summer long. The long-lasting blooms combine rich shades of red and maroon with that trademark big black eye, so you can imagine how terrific they look in the vase (or just the cone, dried as an Everlasting!). In autumn, hungry songbirds replace the butterflies and bees, feasting on the seeds. Don't worry, though -- there are plenty in every bloom, so Cherry Brandy will self-sow magnificently in your sunny garden!

These flowers reach 3 to 4 inches wide, with petals that shade from zingy cherry-red to deep maroon at the base. Slightly upturned, they are eye-catching even from down the street, so you can imagine what a fully-blooming plant or grouping looks like! Held on very strong stems (hey, they have to support those heavy birds in autumn!), the flowers soak up the sun, even in poor dry soils. Expect them to bloom from early summer well into fall in most climates!

Cherry Brandy stands up to heat, humidity, drought, pests, and diseases effortlessly, making it wonderfully low maintenance in the garden! The winner of several awards, it combines a compact habit, large blooms, and completely unique blend of colors. And as a biennial (half-hardy annual), it would be short-lived if it didn't reseed itself so generously! Here's a plant that truly has everything a flower-loving gardener desires! North of its hardiness range, grow it as an annual. Zones 5-8.

Garden Fresh Express Shipping at No Extra Charge
When it's time for your plants to make their journey from our greenhouses to your doorstep, we take no chances with their health. Every plant receives Express (2-day) shipping at the more economical standard shipping rates, so that it arrives promptly, without enduring delays along the way.
Genus Rudbeckia
Species hirta
Variety 'Cherry Brandy'
Zone 5 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
PlantHeight 24 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 15 in
BloomSize 3 in - 4 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Award Winner, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
BloomColor Dark Red, Maroon
FoliageColor Medium Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Superior Quality - Hand Grown To Perfection!

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Each plant is grown to perfection and ready to take off in your garden or in your best containers; they are the absolute best quality annuals anywhere. Our wide selection includes high quality heirloom tomatoes, compact patio vegetables, exclusive combination plantings, trailing Petunias, Calibrachoas, flowering vines, and foliage plants




Exclusive Growing Media Produces Vigorous Growth

Our special blend creates the ideal density and balance of pH levels for best root development and water retention. This encourages quicker rooting, better branching, and more vigorous growth. gives them the head start they need to grow their best!

State of the Art Environmental Controls

Our greenhouses offer state-of-the-art environmental controls to ensure the health and vitality of your plants. Each plant is hand-grown and inspected by industry professionals. We’ve been growing superior plants for many decades, and we treat each with care. Regular monitoring and good old-fashioned attention to detail make Park plants far better cared for than the mass-produced trays you might find elsewhere.

Delivered in Biodegradable Elle Pots

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Our 6-packs of annual plants are grown in biodegradable Elle Pots. These fabric sleeves allow air, water, and even plant roots to penetrate. The result is terrific aeration, less soil compaction, and superior root growth. Plants grown from cuttings in Elle Pots establish much more quickly, stay healthier during growth and shipping, and transplant easily into your garden or container. Each Elle Pot is approximately 2 inches long, 2 ½ inches wide, and 3 inches deep. When you order a 6-pack, you receive six Elle Pots in a unit 7 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.

Garden Fresh Express Shipping at No Extra Charge

When it’s time for your plants to make their journey from our greenhouses to your doorstep, we take no chances with their health. Every plant receives Express (2-day) shipping at the more economical standard shipping rates, so that it arrives promptly, without enduring delays along the way.

Park’s Famous Guarantee

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Mother Nature offers no guarantees, but we at Park Seed sure do! Here is our unequivocal guarantee and how to use it. All Park Seed products are guaranteed to be high quality, true to type, shipped properly, and to perform as advertised. If you plant has received our recommended care and doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, notify us and we will replace it free of charge or provide the cost of the product as credit toward a future purchase. If any plant was damaged in shipping, please notify us immediately at 800-845-3369.

If any annual plant does not meet your standards, contact us at 800-845-3369 within 14 days of receipt. It’s that simple.

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