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Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ (Sweet Coneflower)

Sweet Coneflower 'Henry Eilers', Sweet Black-Eyed Susan 'Henry Eilers', Fragrant Coneflower 'Henry Eilers'

Rudbeckia subtomentosa Henry Eilers, Sweet Coneflower Henry Eilers, Sweet Black-Eyed Susan Henry Eilers, late summer perennial, golden flowers, yellow perennial
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Henry Eilers, Sweet Coneflower Henry Eilers, Sweet Black-Eyed Susan Henry Eilers, late summer perennial, golden flowers, yellow perennial
Rudbeckia subtomentosa Little Henry, Sweet Coneflower Little Henry, Sweet Black-Eyed Susan Little Henry, late summer perennial, golden flowers, yellow perennial

Regarded as reliable, long blooming and unique, Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’ (Sweet Coneflower) is a clump-forming perennial boasting a profusion of charming, butter-yellow, quilled flowers adorned with dome-shaped, chocolate cones. Blooming from midsummer to frost, they are borne on strong branching stems, creating a lovely floral bouquet. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and excellent for cutting. The foliage of green, lance-shaped leaves emits a mild, sweet fragrance. A tall, upright grower which makes a great specimen in the border or can be combined with other summer bloomers to add some textural contrast.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Heat, humidity and drought tolerant. Provide good air circulation to avoid powdery mildew.
  • Spectacular when massed in drifts, this is an excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens or naturalizing areas such as prairies or wildflower meadows. The flowers make excellent and long-lasting fresh cut flowers.
  • Low maintenance and pest-free, it is also deer resistant.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom. Cut back in fall.
  • Native to the central United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Coneflower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

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Rudbeckia fulgida ‘American Gold Rush’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)
Rudbeckia hirta ‘Amarillo Gold’ (Black-Eyed Susan)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Compositae
Genus Rudbeckia
Common names Coneflower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4' - 6'
(120cm - 180cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 36"
(60cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Clay Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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