Inula helenium

3 × 9cm pots £23.67 £21.00
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Buy Inula helenium elencampe: Adds height and colour all summer

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, deep, moisture-retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Throughout the summer this magnificent perennial produces brown-eyed, yellow daisies on tall stems, which tower over the border. An impressive plant - not just for its stature, but also for its ease of growth and sunny disposition, it will quickly fill gaps towards the back of the border, provided it has deep fertile soil and a reliable source of water.

  • Garden care: Divide over-large clumps in spring or autumn. In more exposed positions, use brushwood or bamboo canes to provide support.

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I would buy all the plants I bought from crocus again


These are beautiful and Abundant with flowers and very attractive.




Inula helenium

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I purchased this plant from you in March 2019 and so far it has not flowered. It looks very healthy with very large leaves. I have positioned it as suggested on your website. What am I doing wrong please.


There are a number of reasons why a plant may not flower, but the most likely causes are either not enough light, water or (the right kind of) fertiliser. If for example your plants are fed with a high potash fertiliser, then it will push the plant to produce leafy growth, but a fertiliser that is high in potash will promote the development of fruit or flowers.


This plant is sold in a 9 cm pot. As it is now September, is it too late in the year for this plant to establish in the ground before winter, or should it be (a) kept in the same pot until the spring or (b) transferred into a larger pot until the spring. Thank you.


This plant is fully hardy, so now is a great time to plant. The soil is still relatively warm, so the roots will continue to grow for the next few months, and then in the spring, it will be better established and put on more top growth as a result.


Will this plant do well planted among David Austin shrub roses? Or will it overpower the roses?


Hello there This is a lovely plant but it is fast growing, tall and vigorous - I think it will overpower your roses.

How attractive is this plant to slugs?


Hello there I haven't heard that this plant is a favourite of slugs, but I would give it some protection as a young plant with fresh foliage if possible.

Is the plant shown with this PERSICARIA Firetail?


Hello, Yes it is...and if you click on the following link it will take you to the combination.

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