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.