Inula helenium - Elecampane

Hardy / perennial /medicinal plant, ornamental plant/ seeds need 20-30 days for germination / H. up to 180cm/ sunny position / well drained humus rich soil / blossom colour yellow / flowering time 6, 7, 8

Tall perennial with bright yellow, ragged, daisy-like flowers in summer. The leaves are large, oval-toothed, slightly downy underneath, and of a midgreen colour. Dies back fully in winter. Plant in a moist fertile soil, in full sun, sheltered from the wind. It is a good solitaire plant. Dried root preparations are used for coughs, stimulate digestion, and tone the stomach.

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