An outstanding Gloriosa Daisy ( Rudbeckia ) selection that literally blooms for months on end. Forms a midsized mound, bearing large daisy heads with cherry-red petals surrounding a black eye. Bred and introduced by British seedhouse Thompson and Morgan. Flowers are 3-4" across and produce all summer, even in poor soils. Combine with yellow-blooming Rudbeckia to create a bright garden spot with wonderful contrast. Tolerates heat, drought, and poor soils. Growers and gardeners will both be most intrigued with this totally unique variety. Its performance and color really impressed us last summer, and we're convinced you will be too. Multiple stems produce 3" flowers. Cherry Brandy is a great all around item with use in the landscape, as garden specimen plants, large combo planters, and as a cut flower. Perennial in zones 9-10. Ht. 20-24", spread 16". (25 seeds).
Tips on How to Grow Rudbeckia from Seeds
Sow indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost in individual pots and keep moist.
Do not cover seeds as light in required for germination.
Or Direct Sow after all danger of frost is past. Plant 2 seeds per foot.
Germination is 14-21 days at 70-75ºF.
Thin to 12-18 inches apart.
GARDEN HINTS: Soak seed overnight for best germination.
Rudbeckia germinates readily when the soil temperature is kept at 70-75ºF.. It does not appreciate transplanting and does best when sown (one-quarter inch deep) where it is to grow and bloom. If you transplant, do not mess with the roots and try to keep them from being disturbed in the transplant process.