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Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan

 

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Regular Price: $9.98

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Cherry Brandy is a hybrid with vivid red, soft petals that deepen towards the rich, brown center. A long-lasting bloomer, this Rudbeckia will produce striking blooms throughout the summer and into the fall. (Rudbeckia hirta)

Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall, 12-16" wide
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 4RUD

Plant Information

This striking Rudbeckia hybrid leaves the standard gold-color behind! Its shockingly-red, velvety blooms will ignite the garden with weeks and weeks of color in the summer through fall. The unique bi-color blooms, on compact, beautiful foliage, will put on a show in the front of your garden or in a container.

As the state flower of Maryland, we understand why everyone loves Black Eyed Susans. Cherry Brandy takes the classic beauty of the standard, yellow Rudbeckia and puts a unique, bright twist with rings of reds and maroons, coming into a chocolate-brown center. Plant this beauty and enjoy long-lasting blooms when much of the garden has settled down for the season.

SKU 4RUD
Common Name Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy
Botanical Name Rudbeckia hirta Cherry Brandy
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Flower Size 3-4" flowers
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-16" wide
Growth Rate Medium
Bloom Time Mid summer to early fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Stems and oval leaves are covered with rough textured hairs.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites, Humidity
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Native, Extended Blooms, Low Maintenance, Plants for Small Spaces
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Toxic to livestock in large amounts.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsCherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan
 
3.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
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4.0

Pretty flower that lasts a long time.

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from Delaware

Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

Great flower, very pretty and lasts long. One did get devoured by the bunnies, but the other 5 flourished. Would definitely recommend

 
5.0

Great color!

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from Wilmington DE

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

    Very different color from the traditional version, lots of compliements on this one!

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    5.0

    Good Product!

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    from Indianapolis, IN

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

      Again, I bought three plants. One was dug up by some animal, one grew pretty well for the first year, and the third one grew some. I had them in an area to get lots of sun. Maybe got too much.

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      1.0

      It did not come up!!!!

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      from chicago, IL

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      Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

      This did not grow!!!!!!

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      3.0

      Beautiful flowers

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      from virginia

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      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

      They did not grow very well and eventually 2 plants died.

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      5.0

      Very unique Daisy ! Many good comments !

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      from Linesville, Pa.

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      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

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        • Garden

        Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

        Stunning color you don't see this for sale anywhere around where I live.

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        1.0

        died

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        from Pinellas Park, FL

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Slow Growth

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

            Will stick with seeds from now on. When I got the order had loss, overgrowth....will not order plants anymore.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Showstopping

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            from Norfolk,VA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

            • No

            Best Uses

            • Border Control
            • Containers
            • Cut Flowers
            • Erosion Control
            • Raised Beds

            Comments about American Meadows Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan:

            I put theses in a butterfly garden that I have. These plants have exceded my expectations. Glad I purchased them and would recommond anyone to try them.

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            Plant With These:

            USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

            To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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