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Inula helenium - Elecampane is a powerful medicinal herb as well as a very useful permaculture plant. The huge flat leaves are green on top and velvet underneath. A perennial which blossoms with a six foot spike of small, sunflower-like blossoms starting in it's second year. Roots are harvested beginning at the end of their second year. It's valuable in permaculture systems as a dynamic accumulator, drawing up nutrients from deep in the sub-soil and bringing them to the surface when the plants die back and decompose in Autumn. 100+ seeds

Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors mid-spring, I start mine in April
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost
Spacing 18-24" between plants
Soil requirements Adapted to wide range of soil types. Moist yet well drained soil is ideal
Harvest Roots are best dug in the fall, from plants 3 years or older. Alternatively, early spring before they break dormancy
Light Full sun to part shade
Life cycle Perennial
Cold hardiness Zone 3