RUDBECKIA subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Large
Sun
Yellow
Fertile soil
Reasonable soil
Summer
Autumn
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 120cm x 75cm

An unusual Rudbeckia producing lots of large open flowers with rolled quill-like sulphur yellow petals, arranged like spokes around a conker brown central cone.  

A good doer, from August through to October, it just keeps on producing flowers, held aloft on clumps of tall fuzzy branching stems with pointed aromatic mid green foliage, the overall effect remaining light and airy.  Discovered growing wild in Illinois by Henry Eilers, an american nurseryman, it prefers a fairly fertile soil with some drainage in full sun.  Ideal for an improved clay soil, it is perfect for adding a punch of autumnal yellow to your border or prairie-style scheme, without overshadowing other plants.  Cuts well for arrangements too.