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Inula

Basic Facts:

Large yellow daisy flowers with very fine rays. Large leaves. Tough and undemanding.

Garden Use: 

Some are intended for well-drained soils that retain summer moisture but in my experience they will do fine in dry soil as well. The leaves are large but a little coarse.

There are tall one for the border and short ones for the rock garden.

Some spread by underground shoots making a good sized clump.

Cut Flower Use:

Excellent cut flowers.

Wildlife interest:

Like all daisy flowers they are great for bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

Cultivation:

Will thrive in moist soils in summer but grow well in dry as well, although drought at flowering time will cause them to go over quickly. They need a sunny spot.

Propagation:

Can be grown from seed or increased by division after flowering or in spring

Pests and Diseases:

No specific pests.

History:

Members of the Asteraceae family. From Europe, Asia and Africa.

Inula hookeri

Low growing for an Inula (2-3ft./ 60-90cm). Creeping rootstock. Flowers July-August.

Price 4.50 (9cm pot)

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