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Elecampane or Horse Heal (100 seeds) (HB164) $2.00

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(Inula helenium) This large plant produces stunning yellow sunflower type Van Gogh rays. The large 2nd year, fall-dug roots have traditionally been used for lung and other health issues, though one should always consult a primary care provider for advice on how to use this powerful herb. Seeds germinate in 3-4 weeks and if grown in flats, are ready to transplant in 8-12 weeks in late spring/early summer. Even if not used medicinally, it’s a looker in the garden!
 
Elecampane or Horse Heal
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

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Nickname:
J
Location:
new milford, CT, United States
Date:
July 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Largest Herbaceous Perennial
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Vigorous, Pest-Free

What are the cons? Initial Germination Tricky

Review:

Once you overcome the hit or miss germination, this species is pretty much unstoppable. Its as hardy as Bocking Comfrey, and forms an ever-expanding clump with 2 foot long leaves that reaches 8-10 feet high. It does not form runners, but once it has completed a flowering cycle it is very possible to have volunteers pop up next summer within a 30 foot radius. Is it invasive? I'll put it this way - I placed a small piece of root in a dense bed of bee balm, and 2 years later it has laid waste to everything in a 4 foot wide circle. The leaves are stiffer, sturdier and less hairy than comfrey, and they trap almost all incoming sunlight. Still, it is one of my favorite plants. I have used it as a living fence around test gardens, and the deer have avoided it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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