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In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Rudbeckia hirta Cherry Brandy

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Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' Seeds

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy' is a fabulously glamorous plant. With huge crimson red blooms and a long flowering period these plants are a great addition to your garden. They are brilliant for cut flowers, to attract butterflies or simply enjoy them in your beds and borders. Grow these in your garden and I am sure that you will love them just as much as I do!

You may know Rudbeckias as the Cone Flower or Black Eyed Susan. Both of these common names describe the distinctive button centre of these flowers which is usually dark brown or black. As the flowers age the centre becomes raised forming a cone. These are lovely plants to grow for late summer and autumn flowers in your garden and your bees and butterflies will love them too.

Genus Rudbeckia hirta
Variety Cherry Brandy
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60cm/2 feet Tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors from mid February, March and April then plant outside after the last frosts
Thin/Plant Out Plant young plants 30cm/1 foot apart
Conditions Required Rudbeckia like full sun and moist but well drained soil
Please make sure that the soil does not dry out or the plants will suffer
Flower Production Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy takes 10 -12 weeks from seed to flower then produces blooms for a good three months. Sow twice (Beginning of March and End of April) for flowers all summer long from July until the first frosts in October.
Picking Pick flowers and dead head regularly to encourage production of new blooms.
Cut flowers last up to two weeks in a vase if you change the water frequently.
Plant Combinations The red blooms of Cherry Brandy combine beautifully with autumn grasses and other Rudbeckias such as the golden yellow of Irish Eyes and bronze Cappucino.

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