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Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'
Common Name: Sweet Coneflower Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'
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Basal leaves appear in early spring and flowering stalks begin their ascent in June, reaching five to six feet and full flower by August, often staying in bloom into September. 'Henry Eilers' has finely quilled flowers of true yellow, not gold, and is stunning in a mass planting. The leaves of R. subtomentosa are sweetly scented with a subtle vanilla fragrance. Great cut flower with its unique appearance, sturdy straight stems and long vase life. Named after the man who discovered it.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Garden Origin
Native Habitat:
Low meadows, open slopes, stream banks, and prairies.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBrown 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Eupatorium dubium "'Little Joe'"

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