Large group of plants native to Europe and Asia grown for their showy, daisylike, yellow flowers. Imposing and erect, they have large basal leaves and progressively smaller leaves higher up on the stems. Medium green, oval, pointed leaves are often hairy or downy. Good for open, casual gardens or against a dark-colored background. Soil should be well drained. Deer resistant.
- Robust plant to 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide, with basal leaves 1122 feet long.
- Blooms in summer, bearing single or clustered, bright yellow flowers to 3 inches across.
- Widely naturalized in the U.S. Root is used medicinally for respiratory complaints.
- Full sun or partial shade.
- Regular water.
- About the same size as Inula helenium but with broader, rougher leaves.
- Clusters of up to 20 deep yellow, 6 inches flowers appear in late summer.
- Good plant for the back of the border.
- Excellent cut flower.
- Full sun.
- Regular to ample water; will grow in boggy soil.