Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
Already the winner of multiple awards, it's a heart-warmer that grows like nobody's business!
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.
|Zone||5 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Early Fall|
|PlantWidth||12 in - 15 in|
|BloomSize||3 in - 4 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Award Winner, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Dark Red, Maroon|
|Foliage Color||Medium Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Dry, Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy, Poor|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|