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Rudbeckia-Henry Eilers (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)

Name Rudbeckia-Henry Eilers
Botanical Name Rudbeckia subtomentosa

This was Ellen's pick for favorite plant one year and we know why - it's a stunning, native variety of Rudbeckia which grows 4-5 feet tall. It has a narrowly upright shape. The blooms are 2 inches across and a brilliant yellow starburst color. The flower petals are completely quilled and there is a brown center cone. The foliage smells of vanilla! Commonly called "Brown Eye Susan."

Location: Sun, Partial shade
Size: 4-5 feet
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Special Needs: May need to be staked
Soil Conditions: Medium-Dry
Trim/Prune: Prune to the ground in late fall after several frosts or leave standing till Spring for Winter interest.
  • Attracts Butterflies
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