About Inula helenium
Elecampane, Inula helenium, also called horse-heal or marchalan, is a widespread plant species in the sunflower family Asteraceae. It typically grows to 3-6' tall.
It is noted for having coarse, toothed, rough-hairy leaves, broad floral bracts, feature numerous very thin, scraggly yellow rays which surround a center disk of darker yellow tubular flowers.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Elecampane, horse-heal, alanroot or elfdock|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3 to 6 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Yellow|
|Bloom Time ||July to September|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and careInula plants need plenty of space to grow, well-drained soil and a sunny location. They are tolerant of a range of soil types but avoid heavy clay soils which do not drain well. Prune back the plants in early spring to remove the dead stems from winter.
Inula helenium care
Inula is a bushy herbaceous summer flowering plant. It blooms from July to October in most zones and produces 5-inch blooms with slender rayed petals in yellow and deep orange-yellow. Most species are hardy to USDA planting zones 5 to 8.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil |
|Temperature ||25 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Inula helenium special feature
Can be used for cottage gardens, wildflower gardens, borders, herb gardens etc.
Inula helenium uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- The root is used to make medicine
- Elecampane is used for lung diseases including asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough
- It is also used to prevent coughing, especially coughing caused by tuberculosis; and as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm, so it can be coughed up more easily
- Note: Please consult your health expert
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Inula helenium ?
Inula helenium is commonly known as Elecampane, horse-heal, alanroot or elfdock
How tall do Inula helenium grow?
On average Inula helenium grows 3 to 6 feet
What color are Inula helenium ?
A Inula helenium plant bears flowers of color Yellow
When Inula helenium blooms?
With enough light, Inula helenium may produce Yellow flowers in July to September
How hard is Inula helenium to grow?
A Inula helenium is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Inula helenium need?
A Inula helenium prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Inula helenium need?
A Inula helenium prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Inula helenium need?
A Inula helenium prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Inula helenium like?
A Inula helenium prefers 25 degrees C
How often should I fertilize my Inula helenium ?
To encourage Inula helenium growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
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