Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan

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Description

Burgundy flowers with a darker eye zone and dark brown disks are produced throughout the warm months on Cherry Brandy black-eyed Susan, a cultivar derived from a wide-ranging native North American species. The species has fuzzy, narrow leaves mostly near the base. It is a short-lived perennial, usually cultivated as an annual. This cultivar grows to about two feet tall, with flowers 3-4 inches across. Butterflies love to visit the flowers for their nectar, while various seed-eating songbirds flock to the dried flower heads for ripe seeds in fall. Plant in full sun, and water only enough to establish the plant root system.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Red
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
3 - 9