Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'

Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'
Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'

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An award winner with unique color on long-lasting blooms
SKU 49564
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Item Form
1-Quart
Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 9

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

15 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Poor

Description / Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy'

Fleuroselect Novelty Award

After growing Rudbeckia '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 Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' will self-sow magnificently in your sunny garden.

The 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.

Rudbeckia '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.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Rudbeckia
Species hirta
Variety 'Cherry Brandy'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Compact
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Maroon, Red
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Award Winner, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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Customer Reviews

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so far-----so good
Review by A. Cook
I live in zone 8. I have only had this plant for a few weeks. It arrived at the end of September well packaged and very healthy. It has bloomed , and I love the cherry red color. I am looking forward to seeing how well it performs through out next year.

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