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Winter Sowing: Rudbeckia cherry brandy

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:25 AM

Post #6755948

Started with first blossom yesterday-- ugggggggg-ly! It's burgundy near the eye with petals fading to brown.

Karen

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #6755951

A group

Karen

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #6759724

Karen -- very pretty bed.

not sure about the Cherry Berry ... Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ... ?

I was planning on taking some photos today [first day back home] but it's a dark day... we'll see what i can get.

Terese
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

June 30, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #6759941

What eye can find beauty in THIS?

Karen

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PVick
Brooklyn, NY
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #6760803

only the shadow knows ... heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!

LOL, Karen - give 'em a chance ...

PV
echinaceamaniac
(Clint) Medina, TN
(Zone 7b)

July 1, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #6763876

Karen - I'm with you on this one. I got a refund for all of my seeds. I call these Rudbeckia "Pooper Scooper."

This is one of the biggest plant disappointments I've ever seen. They are basically selling a brown flower and calling it red!

Here's mine on the left with their beautiful image on the right. I have yet to see one that is red from anyone.

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gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2009
12:53 PM

Post #6805718

Karen, I see why you're disappointed with Cherry Brandy. That ticks me off so bad when I realized they must have manipulated the photos! But,...

Happy Birthday anyway! Hope you have an awesome day!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2009
9:55 PM

Post #6807716

Actually, they're improving a lot with age! These were taken July 8 I think.

Karen

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2009
9:57 PM

Post #6807723

Another shot here.

Neil, thanks for the b-day greetings

Karen

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gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2009
10:09 PM

Post #6807754

Oh, they are improving! What are those spiky burgundy flowers in with them? They look really pretty together.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2009
11:22 AM

Post #6809323

The burgundy spikes are amaranthus pygmy torch. Last years' pygmy torch barely grew, some stayed as small as 4". This year they're much better, at least a size you can see. Volunteers did best.

Karen
gemini_sage
Winchester, KY
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2009
12:57 PM

Post #6809510

Cute! I've never seen an amaranthus that small!
cue_chik
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2009
10:32 AM

Post #6845390

lol.. i actually like the 'pooper scooper' flower... i know, im strange like that!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2009
9:39 PM

Post #7197979

Karen... did your Cherry Berry 'age beautifully' ?

and I too liked that Amaranthus .. they are such nifty plants.

Terese
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #7198082

I'd forgotten about this thread.

Yes, they did improve with age- a lot!

Karen

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7198086

Here's a closer shot

Karen

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #7198294

glad to hear... looks like a great looking bloom.
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

October 27, 2009
12:12 PM

Post #7212983

Karen: Glad to see this thread, as I too sowed Cherry Brandy. Mine didn't do well and I only have 1 seedling left that is actually growing. Maybe it'll bloom for me next year.
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

November 5, 2009
11:20 PM

Post #7245490

I sorta liked the uglier ones too:lol: Sometimes you just gotta embrace the mutants:lol:

Turned out gorgeous! I bought some this year so maybe I'll have some next summer/fall:)
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 6, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #7246190

Hemophobic: Mine were wintersowed. How did you start yours, under lights?

Karen
Hemophobic
Kannapolis, NC

November 6, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #7246964

Nope, wintersowed, but the problem is they kind of got lost in the shuffle of planting out, so I was late getting them in the ground. It's my own fault and I'm hoping to be more restrained in my WSing this year. HA!

tcs1366

tcs1366
Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 6, 2009
1:37 PM

Post #7247005

>>I'm hoping to be more restrained in my WSing this year. HA!

LOL -- i've been saying that for 2 yrs... but this year i'm gonna be more successful. we shall see...

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