Elecampane

Elecampane (Inula helenium) is a perennial flower with broad leaves and roots that can be used for tea. Also known as elf-wort.

Flowers can sometimes occur in first year plants, but more commonly in the second year of growth. Roots can be harvested and divided approximately 200 days after seeding in ideal soil and climate conditions.

Seeds are certified organic.

Size: Packet: 50 seeds (0.15 gram), OG

Elecampane (Inula helenium) is a perennial flower with broad leaves and roots that can be used for tea. Also known as elf-wort.

Flowers can sometimes occur in first year plants, but more commonly in the second year of growth. Roots can be harvested and divided approximately 200 days after seeding in ideal soil and climate conditions.

Seeds are certified organic.

Common Name:
Elecampane
Scientific Name:
Inula helenium
Description:
Sunflower family perennial; broad leaves, 4-5 feet tall, 2-3 inch flowers. Roots are used for tea.
Plant Lifespan:
Perennial
Cold Hardiness:
Zone 8b (15 to 20)
Light Requirements:
Full Sun (min. 6 hours a day)/Part Shade
Seed In:
Early Spring
Seeding Depth:
Surface
Days to Sprout:
7-21
Optimal Soil Temperature (F):
65-70
Plant Spacing:
2-3 ft.
Average Days from Seed to Harvest:
200+

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