Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan ~ Rudbeckia hirta

October 6, 2009

blooming cherry brandy 1

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.

Growing information:

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.

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