Everything about 'Henry Eilers' sweet coneflower is, indeed, pretty sweet: its unique "quilled" flowers, its sturdy yet graceful habit, and its months of late summer blooms that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The blooms resemble conventional black-eyed Susans, but instead of flat petals, each is rolled up into a neat tube, which brings a dazzling textured effect to the garden. The "sweet" part of its name comes from the light, sweet vanilla-like fragrance given off by its foliage, but like we said - we like pretty much everything about this unique, easy-to-grow, super-durable perennial!
Plant size: 4-5' tall and 2-3' wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day), part sun (4-6 hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 4-8 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
Notable features: native species, drought-tolerant, deer resistant, long-blooming.
Pot size: one quart
Plant name: Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'