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Rudbeckia Cherry Brandy: how hardy is it? My brother sent me 24 baby plug plants. I know the bog standard yellow ones are as tough as nails, well they are in my garden. They have been potted on and are in the greenhouse at the moment.



It's a fairly new R. hirta cultivar, so should be hardy, and long-flowering. I've found the main thing they suffer from as young plants is slugs! I bet you're a GOY guinea pig for this one! W

15 Mar, 2013


I was hoping i wouldnt be a guinea pig. My brother often does this to me. He finds a plant he likes but lets me grow them first to trouble shoot them. I hadnt realised they were the R hitra. They are usually very nice plants. Slugs well, I have hundreds of them so its snail patrol soon :o))

15 Mar, 2013


I use my aunt's garden as a guinea pig. Only 15 mins drive away but further inland and in a damp frost pocket, normally 2 weeks behind my in summer growth. Anyway she has Rudbeckia Cherry brandy in her garden and they are fine - so must be hardy to survive in her garden.

16 Mar, 2013


thats brill thanks Kilder.

16 Mar, 2013

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