No, not the color of the dead foliage from lack of rain. (Still none even though storms were all around us last night.) I'm talking about brown flowers. On camera, they take on an orange or red glow. In person, they look as fake as the dollar store Thanksgiving displays. All these rudbeckias were grown from seed collected from "Autumn Colors" last year. The original plant lasted about 2 weeks in my garden. It was orange and yellow with touches of burnt umber and brown. The offspring are just downright ugly in the garden. I'm keeping them only to collect seed for wintersowing.
Why do they always seem to grow next to pink flowers?
Cherry Brandy rudbeckia. Thompson & Morgan offered this plant as a truly red rudbeckia. Yeah, red if you're color blind. I'm not the only one disappointed with this 'thing'.