Elecampane Plant - Inula helenium - Wildflower
Elecampane - Inula helenium
Type: Hardy Perennial
Approximate height: up to 2 m
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Plant size: Regular - grown in a 1 litre pot. (For pot size guide, click here)
Elecampane is also called elf wort or horse heal.
It is a tall imposing plant with large lance-shaped leaves and large yellow flowers.
Ideal for the back of a border but may need staking in exposed, windy sites.
The flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects.
Peat-free, pesticide-free, plastic-free.
All plants are sent to you in an eco-friendly cardboard POSIpot or fibre pot, (made from wood pulp), together with a wooden ID label and care instructions. In both cases these can be planted straight into the ground in the pot which will biodegrade.
RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators
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