Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Henry Eilers Sweet Coneflower

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Ranging from Michigan to Texas, the species, Rudbeckia subtomentosa is a plant of sunny prairies where it has big, yellow, daisy-like flowers. 'Henry Eilers' is a selection that has bright yellow, finely quilled or fluted, 3 inch flowers with brown button centers, on 5 to 6 foot stalks. It gets the name, Sweet Coneflower, because the foliage is slightly vanilla scented. In good soil, sweet coneflower will erupt from the ground. Pair it up with ironweed, mallows, Joe Pye, and big bluestem. In leaner soils, Henry Eilers is milder mannered. Cut flowers last 3 weeks. Amazing! You will love this plant!



Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good fall color

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry, Moist


full quart


36 or taller

Flower Color



Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early fall

Typical Height





4, 5, 6, 7, 8