Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’)

Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan

Bright cherry-red petals with crimson rays surrounding a chocolate brown center disc! Is this really a Rudbeckia? Gorgeous Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’) can’t help but create a sensation planted anywhere you have full sun!

Plant this stunning selection to create a compelling contrast with other cultivars. They start blooming in summer and continue to dazzle through fall! Supporting a wide variety of pollinators and beneficial insects during the late season months. With deadheading, you and your migrating butterflies like Monarchs will enjoy nectar and pollen-rich blossoms right up until frost!

The narrow and upright growth habit makes Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia look almost formal. But the rough-textured leaves add an earthy, organic feel to these durable perennials! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8, these form dense mounds of coarse green foliage.

Planting and Application:

Nothing could be better for beneficial pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds than this vibrant choice. Imagine how their jewel tones will “pop” off the deeply pigmented petals! Cherry Brandy shines in pampered Cottage Gardens and xeric Rock Gardens!

Use in a modern planter as a deliciously dark “Filler” and seasonal color! You’ll bump up the curb appeal by planting this vibrant late-season bloomer looks great paired with gourds and other fall décor on your front porch container gardens! You’ll love the extended season of bloom to decorate your backyard or balcony.

We encourage you to get creative with these beautiful blooms. Use them in a mixed border with an unforgettable mix of your favorites; like Grandiflora Roses, Ornamental Grasses, and Hoary Vervain! Mix and match your favorite Black-Eyed Susan cultivars for a custom look worthy of a page in a designer magazine! has such fantastic prairie perennials to choose from, after all!

Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan is a self-seeding selection that makes a great choice for “happy surprises” in a wildflower and mixed perennial garden. Naturalize them in large-scale borders, or simply take the blooms indoors for cut flowers to easily maintain in a small space garden! If you keep the seedheads, songbirds will have an autumn snack!

  • Cherry-Red & Crimson Petals Frame Raised Chocolate Centers
  • Dense & Tidy Clumps of Greenery
  • Pollinator & Songbird Friendly!
  • Xeric & Easy To Grow Perennials
  • Container & Garden Specimens, Accents & Edging

Tips for Care:

These easy-care tender perennials will make you look good with fuss-free saturated blooms from summer to fall! Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan luxuriates in full sun and well-drained soil! Ensure they have at least six hours of daylight for best flowering. If you have heavy soil that stays wet, raise them up in a planting bed or keep them in tall patio pots. Provide regular water for their first year in the ground, but once established, these are xeric perennials that handle periodic drought. For best results and the most blooms, supply supplemental moisture during these tough periods and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch over the entire root system.

Deadhead as the first round of flowers fades to encourage a rebloom. Trim their dried foliage in late autumn if there are any signs of powdery mildew during the growing season, but otherwise, you can keep the seedheads intact for the birds, to self-seed, or for winter interest when the snows fly. Then prune back in the spring before new growth emerges. Watch in springtime for a new flush of growth that emerges from the crown! Divide clumps every 3-5 years to increase the plant’s vigor!

  • Incredibly Hardy in Full Sun
  • Widely Adaptable – Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Rugged & Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead For Reblooms & Prune Spring Or Fall
  • Cold-Hardy, Heat-Resistant & Deer Resistant

Dramatic summer and fall blossoms and native hardiness, the Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia will be a stunning addition to your sun landscape!

Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cherry Brandy’) Details

Common name Cherry Brandy Black Eyed Susan
Botanical name Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 5-8
Growth rate Medium
Height 18 - 24 inches
Width 12 - 15 inches
Sunlight Full Sun
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Autumn
Flower color Maroon red surrounding a dark cone