Perennial. This large plant produces stunning yellow sunflower type Van Gogh rays. The mesmerizing yellow flowers of this ornamental medicinal plant proudly stand almost 7 feet tall. The large 2nd year, fall-dug roots have traditionally been used to treat lung ailments and other health issues, though one should always consult a primary care provider for advice on how to use this powerful herb. Even if not used medicinally, it’s a looker in the garden!
- 4-8 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 12-30 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 65-90 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: Surface Sow
- Plant Spacing: 24"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Inula helenium
Growing Tips: Prefers rather moist, well-drained soil. Direct sow in fall, or spring several weeks before last frost. Or cold treat seeds in refrigerator for 4 weeks before sowing indoors in spring.