Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Asteraceae

Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower
Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower
Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower

Henry Eiler's is unique in that is has petals that are quilled or rolled into tubes as well as having flowers that are more yellow than gold all with the same easy to grow habit of the Sweet Coneflower. A beautiful and eye-catching addition to any garden setting as well as a long lasting cutflower for arrangements. A vigorous clump forming perennial common to stream banks and moist areas but will do fine in average garden soils. The sweetly scented foliage gives it its common name.

Henry Eilers Sweet Coneflower was discovered in Illinois in a prairie remnant along a railroad. It was discovered by it's namesake and was introduced by plantsman Larry Lowman. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries.

Along with 'Herbstonne', the Sweet Coneflower is one of the latest to flower. This Rudbeckia is unusual in that it will grow and flower quite well even under deciduous shade.

 

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Soil pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic

Native To / Cultivar Origin: US- Montgomery county, Illinois - discovered by Henry Eilers and introduced by Larry Lowman

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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml

Price: $ 9.99
Catalog ID# 10164
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