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Inula helenium (Elecampane) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Elecampane (Inula helenium) Herb in 1 Litre pot

Elecampane or Inula helenium is a striking perennial herb that is known by a variety of common names including 'Velvet dock', 'Scabwort', 'Elecampagne', 'Horseheal' and 'Horse elder.' Elecampane is a large herbaceous perennial originally from Europe and western Asia but now naturalised in Britain, and as it grows wild in hedgerows and damp meadows, it is clearly easy to cultivate and care for as it does not require any particular growing conditions. 

Elecampane has a thick, cylindrical rhizome and an upright furrowed stem that is hairy in the lower part and downy above. This stem holds oval, toothed, heart shaped leaves, and the single flowerheads grow at the ends of the branches in umbels. The plant flowers between June and October and the beautiful deep yellow of the large daisy-like flowers are a vibrant splash of colour. This striking architectural plant is ideal for the garden in Flower borders or ideal for Wildflower meadow/Wildlife Gardens. Trim back faded foliage in the autumn or early spring

Herb Usage

Elecampane has been used since ancient times is also cultivated for its rhizome, which is purported to have medicinal properties in the treatment of many chest complaints.

Buy Elecampane Online

Our Elecampane herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.




Inula helenium (Elecampane) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 150cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Inula helenium
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - Very cold winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 5

    Posted by S on 26th Jul 2023

    Good quality plants, came very well packaged and in perfect condition. Very pleased!

  • 5

    Posted by Rosena Morris on 27th Apr 2023

    Excellent quality arrived in good condition