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Inula helenium

Description

This large plant produces stunning yellow sunflower rays.

Long cultivated for its many medicinal virtues, and as far back as ancient Rome the roots have been candied and sold as sweetmeats.

Harvesting seed

Let seedheads dry on the plant and then cut and leave to dry until brittle.

Rub out the seed and sieve.


Additional Info

Height
101-150cm
Spread
Colour
Yellow
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Perennial
Seed viability
3 years
Nominal value
2 pence/seed