About Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
In the height of summer, we are treated to vast displays of yellow daisies everywhere. Now Rudbeckia “Cherry Brandy” will catch your attention with its deep cherry petals along your border or in the middle of the garden. Standing about two feet in height, they will take your breath away as a mass planting along the garden path. Plants are heat and drought tolerant and will grow in just about any sunny location. Numerous universities list Rudbeckia as deer resistant.
Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy
Planting and Growing Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susans
Make sure your Rudbeckias “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!