Yellow daisy flowers with gold-brown eye on tall stems in the summer.
Good for the back of a plant border, or put in a wildlife garden.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a wildlife garden, back of a plant border or rough area, and will grow in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
It is easy provided there is moisture in the soil – in a dry soil it will not thrive at all.
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It can give an allergic reaction if eaten.
Other common names: Horse-heal, Elfdock, Elfwort and Marchalan.
Botanical name: Inula helenium
Also known as: Helenium grandiflorum, Aster helenium, Aster officinalis or Corvisartia helenium.
The best position in the garden:
Sun, semi shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, including clay and also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Moist to normal moisture. Struggles in very dry soils.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height: 2 metres.
Spread: 1 metre.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
Purchase wildflowers for plant borders and wildlife gardens.