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On Jun 22, 2011, nconway567 from Valdosta, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:
I'm very disappointed also with the color of this variety. Not even close to the colors pictured in catalogs/internet nurseries. It's a deep burgundy in the center but the edges of the petals are a drab tan color. Ugly....considering ripping this out.
On Jun 25, 2010, grapevinegarden from Alvarado, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I read the feedback after purchasing this plant so I was curious about the color. The plant is a healthy, vigorous grower and has just begun to bloom. Well, the blooms are red, but not like the nursery picture. They don't have the depth or intensity of red. The grower's picture shows an outer ring of lighter red on the petals, my plant has deep dusky pink tips instead. Nice enough to keep the plant, however. I submitted a picture.
On Jul 22, 2009, perennialpete from Dallas, TX wrote:
I got a lot of variation in the bloom color of my plants as well. I did see some burgundy, but never saw the colors pictured in the catalog. I spoke to a representative of my seed supplier who took the issue to Thompson and Morgan. She said T&M is claiming 3 to 5% of the seed isn't true and they were working to clean it up. I think it needs a few more generations of breeding.
On Jul 1, 2009, amorecuore from Ft Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:
I grew 5 Cherry Brandy plants from seed and found inconsistencies in the bloom coloration. I'm rating this plant as a neutral. I don't mind the different coloration in the blooms, but neither is what online retailers are reflecting this bloom to look like.
On Jun 30, 2009, echinaceamaniac from (Clint) Medina, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:
The marketing photos of this plant are obviously altered to make them look red. I have never seen one with red color at all. Mine were all brown with just a hint of a wine color in the middle. They are small blooms and look very drab. I asked for refunds for the seeds. Biggest disappointment of 2009 in my garden!
I cannot recommend this flower. The plant is very vigorous but the flowers on my plants are actually a rather unattractive brown with just some hints of red/deep cherry. Several DG members have also reported this so it must not be my growing conditions or a one-time occurence. The plants I have were purchased as plants and were not grown from seed.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
San Leandro, California Fort Lauderdale, Florida Divernon, Illinois Hadley, Massachusetts Halifax, Massachusetts Denville, New Jersey Elephant Butte, New Mexico Bucyrus, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio East Norriton, Pennsylvania Harrison Valley, Pennsylvania Brownsville, Tennessee Alvarado, Texas Dallas, Texas Mc Lean, Virginia Portsmouth, Virginia