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Herbaceous Perennial

Inula ensifolia

A clump-forming deciduous herbaceous perennial to a height of 60cm at the most. The stems bear narrow lance-shaped mid-green leaves and from mid to late summer golden yellow daisies are produced

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Sand
Loam
Clay
Chalk
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Inula may be annuals, herbaceous perennials or sub-shrubs, moslty with large basal leaves and daisy-like yellow flower-heads, often with narrow ray-florets

Name status

Unresolved

Plant range
Europe, SW Asia

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn or by division in spring or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Prairie planting
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut back all old growth to ground level at the end of the year

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to powdery mildews if grown in too dry a soil

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