It can be tricky identifying brandy-colored flowers. What color is brandy anyway?
Brandy comes in several colors and hues depending on the type. Color intensity differs, so you can often find brandy with staw yellow hues, golden, topaz, or even greenish tints.
Growing brandy-colored flowers in your garden will add a wonderful display and complement other plants that are thriving. So let’s have a look at some popular plants that have colors like brandy.
1. Cherry Brandy
This flower is named due to its likeness in color to cherry brandy and is an elegant flower that stands tall on its stems. They produce pink flowers from midsummer through to Autumn.
The flowers look slightly wild so would suit wild and natural garden areas such as a cottage or informal border. In addition, their nectar-rich flowers are attractive to bees.
Cherry brandy prefers well-drained, but moist soil placed in full sun or partial shade. They generally grow to about 60 cm high and spread the same. You should divide them up in the spring.
2. Mediterranean Spurge
This evergreen shrub has a green/yellow tint, just like some brandy. It is a unique plant that offers many months of chartreuse flowers.
The plant stands upright, and the stems hold narrow blue/green leaves. They flower in early spring, with an eye-catching display all summer.
Furthermore, the plants attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
The Mediterranean spurge typically will grow 3-4 feet and looks lovely in beds and borders or gravel and rock gardens. The plants are pretty resilient to pests and easy to look after.
They should be placed in full sun and in dry to well-drained soil. If not placed in full sun the plant will start to droop.
3. Calla Lilly
Calla Lillies are available in brandy-colored hues and are beautiful flowers to grow.
They should be placed in loose, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. You should let the frost pass and then plant in the spring when the soil is warm.
The plants are easy to care for providing you plant them in the right place initially. They should be planted at least 4 inches (ca. 10 cm) deep and spaced around one foot apart.
You should keep the soil moist and add in some monthly fertilizer for best results.
If you decide to grow call lilies in containers, once the foliage has faded you should stop watering and place them in a dark area.
It could be said that strawflowers are the color of brandy with their strawlike shade. Strawflowers are an annual and part of the Compositae family.
They usually grow around 2-3 feet tall, but there are also dwarf varieties. The stems are pretty sturdy so aren’t likely to topple over.
The strawflower is an interesting plant as the dead tissue that appears on the stem is referred to as petals, but the actual flower exists in a center disc in tiny little florets.
The best thing about strawflowers is that they bloom all year round, providing a constant flow of gorgeous blooms.
Native to Australia, strawflowers prefer full sun with slightly acidic soil that is well-draining. Add in some rich fertilizer to extend the growing season.
5. Rose (Gold Topaz)
Roses come in all colors and varieties, but one that is particularly stunning is the brandy-colored gold.
The gold topaz is a small shrub that consists of beautiful dark green leaves and clusters of double flowers that bloom from spring right through autumn.
This type of rose is easy to take care of and makes a glorious addition to city or cottage gardens, beds, and borders as well as trellises. They need moist, well-drained soil in full sun.
The yellow brandy-colored variety of peony is stunning.
They grow super fast and have large blooms and lush, deep green foliage. You can start peonies off in the Autumn, and they will repay you with wonderful blooms throughout spring and summer.
They are perennials, so will wow you year after year. Some can even live for 100 years, so your flowers may very well outlive you.
Peonies look lovely in mixed borders combined with roses or irises. They also look great when planted as a walkway or within a low hedge.
They are fairly low maintenance as long as they are planted correctly at the start and are able to become fully established.
You must plant them where they are likely to stay, as they don’t like transplanting. Plant out in later September/October time.
This unique brandy/yellow-colored flower is also referred to as ‘bird of paradise’ as it actually resembles a bird in flight. It offers almost translucent colors and is native to South Africa.
The bright banana-like leaves and ornamental flowers make it a great addition to conservatories.
Strelitzias are not hardy and don’t cope well in the cold. They also require a fairly humid atmosphere, which is why conservatories or summer houses are ideal.
If grown inside, they can be planted out during the summer months, as they also thrive when there is some ventilation around.
The soil must be well-drained and loam-based compost added to increase drainage. They must be watered regularly during the summer months as they are not drought tolerant.
8. Midwinter Flower
This glorious brandy-colored spreading shrub is generally grown for its stunning winter color.
Their golden-red stems look fabulous when placed against dark dramatic evergreen shrubs with some spring flowers thrown in.
If grown in full sun, the midwinter flower looks particularly striking. During the summer, it produces creamy flowers and colorful berries.
You can sow the plant using any soil type, and removing a third of the stem each spring will stop it from overtaking the garden.
Furthermore, the plant is fantastic for attracting wildlife such as moths, butterflies, birds, and bees.
9. Bells Of Ireland
This green-tinted brandy-colored plant adds height to any garden arrangement.
These plants have funnel-shaped emerald green spires that clutter together along a vertical stalk, inside are tiny white flowers.
These flowers are often used in wedding bouquets as they look beautiful against the more traditional flowers.
They are typically planted from spring and can be started off indoors or planted straight into the ground. The plants are classed as annuals and can be tricky to get right.
They don’t do well in hot and humid conditions and should be protected if the weather is too hot.
If you do manage to grow a mature plant, then it’s useful to note that they are top-heavy and could topple very in storing winds and rain.
Add stakes to secure them, or grow in sheltered areas.
10. Cymbidium Orchid
These unusual orchids have brandy-colored internal petals and look stunning when looked after correctly.
They consist of decorative flower spikes and look great in containers or flower borders.
The orchids need alternating temperatures during the day and night during flowering time, which occurs mid to late summer.
The plant requires good light all year round but shields it from direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day.
They generally prefer cooler growing conditions, so if started in a greenhouse, gradually acclimatize them to the outside to avoid leaf scorch.
You should support the orchids with canes to prevent them from falling over. You can expect flowers to last 6-8 weeks.
Add some liquid fertilizer in the spring to encourage growth.
These flowers have a staw-like yellow hue similar to some brandies. They are cheerful annuals that can brighten up dark areas of gardens os sit happily in containers looking beautiful.
They are also a favorite to be used as bedding plants or in borders. Furthermore, they require moist soil and thrive best when planted in deep shade.
Additionally, they are particularly sensitive to drought conditions, so ensure they are always well watered.
You can plant out your impatiens when all chance of frost has passed in the spring.
If you do choose to plant them in a sunny position, be sure to expose them gradually over the course of a week, so they can acclimatize.
Use fertilizer every two weeks throughout the growing season to help them to thrive.
12. Corpse Flower
This flower is the traditional brown color of brandy and is unusually named due to the stench it gives out when in flower.
During the bloom, it gives off the aroma of rotting flesh but on the plus side, it only blooms once every 7-9 years and lasts a mere 24-36 hours.
Interestingly, not only is it one of the smelliest plants in existence, it also has amongst the largest amount of flowers.
Although no one wants to plant in their gardens, it still attracts keen gardeners around the world who are fascinated by this unique flower. It’s native to Indonesia and can be found in the western Sumatra rainforest.
However, the plant is considered endangered and there are thought to be fewer than 1000 left in the wild.
This selection of brandy-colored flowers should give you some great ideas when planning beds and borders, as well as increase your knowledge about the large variety of flowers that exist on the planet.
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