Approximately 30 Seeds
Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’ took the plant world by storm when it was introduced. This stunning cultivar is the world’s first red Rudbeckia, and has gained huge popularity with UK gardeners. These robust plants have outstanding garden performance, producing a mass of attractive, cherry-coloured blooms which last all summer long. Triumphing over heat and poor soils, these versatile coneflowers look stunning when planted in beds, large patio containers, or as sweeping drifts in herbaceous borders. They are make beautiful cut flowers and are very popular among florists.
SITE: full sun, part shade
FLOWERING MONTHS: July to November
SOW UNDER COVER/PLANT INDOORS: February to April
SOW DIRECT/PLANT OUTDOORS: May
CARE TIPS: Do not allow the soil to dry out, protect from frosts. Deadhead regularly to encourage further blooming.
Sow seeds from February to April in pots or trays of moist seed sowing compost at a temperature of 20-25C. Transplant seedlings when they're large enough to handle into 7.5-10cm pots. Harden off by growing on in cooler conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all the risk of frost has passed, 30cm apart.