Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia hirta. Cherry Brandy is a stunning colour for Rudbeckia, with unique cherry to deep-red blooms that are 2-3” wide. It gives impressive garden performance enduring heat, drought and poor soil. Can be planted in drifts, along borders or in large containers and can also be used as a cut flower. Flowers July to frost. Grows 20-24” High and 10-14” wide. Approximately 15 seeds/pkg.
Long-lived and dependable. Zones 4-8. Start seed 10-12 weeks before last frost date. Press seed onto surface of potting mix; do not cover with soil. Germinate at an optimum temperature of 18-21 degrees C. It is beneficial, although not necessary, to pre-chill seed for 2-3 weeks prior to seeding. When a manageable size, plant into a sunny garden 18 inches apart.
Clumps may be divided after 3-4 years in spring. Blooms July to October.