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Sweet Coneflower ‘Henry Eilers’ | Plant Profile

Sweet Coneflower ‘Henry Eilers’ (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) are lowland prairie flowers that are native to the American midwest. The unique daisy-like flowers have rolled petals which creates a significant amount of space between each petal. Each flowers has a large brown center disk. The flower stems are tall, rigid, and reach beyond the foliage. The leaves are large, flat, and mildly aromatic when crushed.

‘Henry Eilers’ prefers medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

‘Henry Eilers’ are attractive additions to prairies, meadows or naturalized areas. The unique flowers work well when displayed in cut flower arrangements or vases.


Sweet Coneflower 'Henry Eilers' Characteristics

'Henry Eilers' are interesting meadow flowers with bright yellow rolled flowers. Though medium moisture soils are best, they can tolerate some drought and dry soils. Good air circulation is essential to prevent disease. Deadheading spent flowers improves the overall appearance of the house and can encourage additional bloom.

There are few insect or disease issues that threaten 'Henry Eilers'. Powdery mildew is possible in areas with little air circulation. The flower stems may flop if not located in full sun.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 8
3.00 - 5.00'
1.50 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
July - September
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?