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ELECAMPANE (Inula helenium) P
A most handsome plant with broad green leaves and many small ragged 'sunflowers'. The seed is loved by finches and linnets.An ancient medicinal herb used for all chest complaints, coughs, bronchitis and is a powerful antiseptic. Height is tall. Naturalised.
When to sow
WHERE TO SOWOutside in spring. Prepare a good seed bed and lightly cover the seed with soil.
WHERE TO SOWGrow in any good garden soil that does not dry out. Site in full sun or part shade. The roots when dried become in time stronger and sweeter.