INULA helenium

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INULA helenium

Elecampanae, Horseheal, Elf Dock

Select Item No. IA058

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Europe and Asia
Special Features: Impressive perennial with bold leaves and yellow daisies. An excellent selection for naturalizing.
Historical: Medicinal antiseptic uses reported and is also an ingredient in the production of absinthe.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: large basal leaves up to one meter long
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.42857 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
700
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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