Elecampane (Inula helenium) Seed



Elecampane is easily grown in average, heavy moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun. Tall and showy with multiple, sunflower-like blossoms. Cut seed heads before they blow away to prevent self-seeding and spreading.
Type: Biennial
Growing Zones: 3 – 9
Sow: Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost; can direct sow in early Summer……. Direct sow after last frost in Spring, or 6 weeks before first frost in Fall…
Sow depth: ¼ in…. Barely cover. Needs light to germinate….
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F….
Special Maintenance:
Days to harvest: 2 years
Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Time: May – August
Bloom Description: Yellow
Drought Tolerance: Poor
Special Properties: Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant


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