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I must admit I grow this perennial plant almost solely for its impressive height when in bloom, although it has a lot of medicinal uses, for which one can harvest the mature roots after their second year of growth. Was/is used both as a medicine and for flavouring alcohol and sweets. Long history of use. Safety note - like any other medicine be it synthetic or natural, knowledge about it is of prime importance. I can only encourage anyone to consult a Medical Herbalist - a way to keep such knowledge being taught!

A good tall plant for the mixed borders in old-fashioned gardens, according to Gertrud Franck. Accumulates good amounts of biomass, in a way similar to comfrey.


Inula helenium


min. 75 seeds/pkt Reg

min. 25 seeds/pkt Mini


%germ. on latest test : 89 %

  • Notes

    Availability: we will be adding more as needed. Most items listed as OUT OF STOCK may only be temporarily unavailable - We will be adding more soon, unless *LAST ONES AVAILABLE * is mentioned.


    Our seeds are packaged by weight. The actual number of seeds indicated per packet may differ, but we do our best to include at least (generally more) the quantity mentioned. The quantity depends on the seed germination scores so as to include the right number of viable seeds.


  • Seed Starting

    Start indoors around April, seed should be surface sown as they need light to germinate.