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Rudbeckia Henry Eilers

Rudbeckia Henry Eilers
SKU: 82930
No longer available this season.
Henry Eilers is an unusual native wildflower blooming in late summer with clusters of distinctly quilled petals of light yellow. A tall, robust grower, it lives happily at the back of the border looking over the other perennals. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Rudbeckia Henry Eilers
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
4-5' tall
Bloom Time
Early summer to mid fall


4-5' tall x 18-24" wide. A remarkable late 20th century discovery made by Henry Eilers, this unusual native plant was found growing in an Illinois prairie remnant along an abandoned rail road track. A towering perennial once mature, the plant blooms in late summer with numerous clusters of distinctly quilled, light-yellow petaled flowers. The foliage releases a mild anise fragrance when brushed. Great cut flower too! Compost Enriched Garden Loam Plant with Sedum 'Autumn Fire', Prairie Switch Grass.