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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1.1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Inula conyza (Ploughman's spikenard). This species is an upright biennial or perennial with ovate to lanceolate leaves. The flowers are produced in umbel clusters in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Open ground.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

You will need to grow in a light, medium to heavy deep fertile well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring or the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew.

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