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Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan Seeds

Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan Seeds

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Immerse your garden in the opulent beauty of 'Cherry Brandy.' 3"-4" blooms create a visual masterpiece of maroon-red velvet petals surrounding a dark chocolate center, captivating the eye and adding a touch of luxury to your space. With the unique charm of blooming in the first year, you can count on this stunning addition to bring a blanket of warm autumnal hues both to your garden and indoor arrangements. A 2007 Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner.
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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North American prairies

Hardiness: Short-lived perennial in USDA zones 9-10, but usually treated as an annual, because it does not reliably come back year after year. May self-sow.

Exposure: Full sun. In hot climates, afternoon shade can be helpful.

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Plant Dimensions: 20"-24" tall

Variety Info: 3"-4" cherry-red and maroon blooms with dark center cones. Some petals have bronze coloring.

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and as late as 2 months before your average first fall frost date.

When to Start Inside: 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. If started inside early enough, may bloom the first year.

Days to Emerge: 10-15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"-24"

Thinning: When 1"-2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"-24"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest flowers in the morning, choosing those that have just unfurled all their petals and change vase water often.

Special Care: Deadhead (remove spent blossoms) to extend the blooming period. Mulch heavily in fall after plant has gone dormant.