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.
July - August, September - October
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer, Native to Midwest