Cherry Brandy is the first Rudbeckia from seed. Rich cherry red blooms sit aloft on sturdy plants blooming throughout the summer through to the autumn whatever the weather. This flower will add height, colour and great interest to borders or can be used as a vibrant cut flower as it reaches a wonderful height of approximately 60cm (24"). In the garden, this variety is the perfect choice to encourage pollinators such as bees in.
Seed Count - 100
When to sow
Feb to April
Where to sow
On the surface of good free-draining seed compost in pots or trays. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place in a propagator or a warm place at a temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) until germination which usually takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination..
What to do next
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12") apart..