Elecampane, Magnificent (Inula magnifica), packet of 50 seeds, organic

$3.95

Family: Aster (Asteraceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 8

(Magnificent Elecampane)  Herbaceous perennial. Native to Europe. Giant, coarse, aromatic leaves and multiple upright stems bearing flowers colored yellow with dark centers, up to 6 inches across. The roots of “Magnificent” taste similar to what we call “Official” (that is  Inula helenium), but “Magnificent” is less root productive and not traditionally used. We’ve noticed the plants prefer partial shade and moist soils. Light-dependent germinator. Sow in early spring by pressing into surface of soil and keeping evenly moist and in the light. Space plants 2 or 3 feet apart.

50 seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Natalie Mathews

    my elecampane are growing wonderfully! this is their second year so i’m expecting some attempt at flowers. but mostly i’m wondering if the leaves can be cut back at all? i understand plants need leaves to absorb nutrients, so i’m not going to cut them all – just some of the massive ones that are close to the ground. they take up so much space and are often a target for slugs. advice? thanks richo!! 🙂

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      Richo Cech

      remove lower leaves to disinvite slugs

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