Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cherry Brandy Surprise!

It was quite a surprise to see both Rudbeckia Hirta Cherry Brandy plants come into bloom. Was ours mislabeled perhaps, or had there been a mix up when they were purchased? One was just about exactly as seen on the plant label but the other one, is a frilly thing, and an unusual burgundy red almost with a hint of brown (above) but lovely in it's own right. Searching on the web I found helpful advice stating the seeds are being marketed as a red Rudbeckia but the plants that the seeds produce will actually be varying shades of burgundy, brown and purple. I must admit, the single is not the color red on the label, but a purple red (below),... still outstanding though! I like both of these newcomers and maybe in the future we will have a variety reseeding.

Wonder if anyone else had a few surprises with this Rudbeckia?


  1. if you can't get surprised in your garden where can you?!! They are both lovely in their own wonderful ways...

  2. These are both beautiful! It will be fun to see what the future holds for the reseeding!

  3. The colours are totally amazing. I've never grown a flower so deep dark delicate and beautiful.

  4. Thanks so much for commenting...

    Jan...you always have a great attitude,..and indeed ..in the garden is where we want surprises!

    Michele, I do hope they reseed..fingers crossed! Let me know if you want some if you want to give them a try.

    Mangocheeks, I too was quite thrilled with the variation in color and the intensity; am so pleased you liked that as well.