This listing is for 3 rooted live Elecampagne (Inula helenium) plants shipped USPS Priority Mail.
Elecampane is a perennial herb that boasts stunning yellow flowers on stalks 6-8 feet tall. The numerous bright yellow sun-flower-like flowers are arranged on branching side stems. The plant is best in full sun with moderate to high water (although the leaves look a bit like Mullein which is drought-tolerant) When not blooming, the short basal leaves are fuzzy, soft, and quilted and are a lighter yellowish-silverish-green. Perennial in USDA zones 3-8.
Can be grown as an ornamental perennial, but the root is also traditionally used in herbal medicine for lung Ailments…including asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough, by acting as an expectorant to help loosen phlegm. The root is used in its second year, not the year it is planted. In natural dying, roots yield a blue dye and the flowers a yellow-orange dye.