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Blooming Today (August 24, 2016) : Henry Eilers Coneflower (Rudbeckia 'Henry Eilers' & 'Little Henry')

A selection of Sweet Coneflower with quilled or "spoon" shaped petals around a mahogany central cones. Tall straight stems reach to 5' in height. Discovered in a wild population in Illinois by nurseryman Henry Eilers. Flowers are borne steadily July through September and beloved by butterflies. Foliage is said to have a sweet vanilla scent. A valuable late blooming addition to the sunny perennial garden.
A smaller selection, 'Little Henry' , offers the same abundant floral display on slightly shorter stems (36"-48")with a more compact and upright habit.

 USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8.
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