Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'
- The first red-flowered Rudbeckia
- Large maroon flowers on long, stiff stems are great as cut flowers
- Long-blooming & easy to grow
Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' has rich, deep maroon flowers with a dark center. Flowers are 3" - 4" wide and can be enjoyed all summer long. Hirta in the name refers to the hairy leaves and stems. A great choice for any sunny area that needs some bold color. Sometimes grows as a biennial or short-lived perennial, but often re-seeds in the garden. Native to central U.S.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Native, Tolerates Clay Soils & Drought
Growth Habit: Upright/Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil. Amend with compost before planting. Should be planted after the last frost date. Prefers not to dry out, but somewhat drought tolerant once established. Avoid overcrowding, as these like good air circulation. Deadhead throughout the season to encourage rebloom; leave the final spent flower stalks on the plant in autumn, as the seeds will feed the birds; cut back in late winter. Divide in spring, if desired. May be a short-lived perennial, but often freely re-seeds.