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Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' (Sweet Coneflower)

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


Long-blooming, Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' (Sweet Coneflower) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting charming butter-yellow flowers, adorned with quilled ray florets and dark chocolate central cones. Blooming from mid summer 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 narrow, upright grower which does not fall open and makes a great specimen in the border.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2 ft. wide (60 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 Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Rudbeckias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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