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?