Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan ~ Rudbeckia hirta
October 6, 2009
This new introduction of annual Rudbeckia that I grew this past summer was well worth the effort. There was a variation of colors, with most blooms being a dark maroon color, but a few red centers with yellow tipped petals – a very interesting look! The seeds were easy to start indoors, and performed well in the garden, despite an extremely dry summer.
Height – 24 inches, blooms 3 – 4 inches across
Grow in full sun
Annual – purchase as starts or start seed indoors; do not cover seed as light aids in germination. Plant outside after frost free date.