Elecampane (Inula helenium)


Helenium comes from Helen, alluding to the legend that the plant was born from a tear of Helen, the Hellenic daughter of Zeus and Leda, whose kidnapping, it is said, caused the war of Troy. Perennial plant that can easily reach two meters. The beautiful yellow flowers can be used as a garnish in various dishes. Young, still tender leaves are eaten after cooking in water. Attracts pollinators. Elecampane is edible. Its root, rich in inulin, bitter and tonic, is very aromatic. It is used fresh or dried to flavor certain desserts. It also has various medicinal properties.

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  • Plant type
    • Perennial
  • Flower color
  • Quantity
    • Envelope of about 50 seeds
  • Exposure
    • Full sun
  • Shape
    • Erected
  • Soil
    • Well drained
  • Watering
    • Regular
  • Sowing
    • In spring
    • In bucket
  • Plantation
    • Directly in the garden
  • Days to maturity
    • 2 years
  • Plant spacing
    • 75 cm
  • Row spacing
    • 1,25 m
  • Depth
    • On the surface
    • Sprinkle with soil
  • Width
    • 45 cm to 60 cm
  • Height
    • 2 m
  • Family
    • Asteraceae

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Plant type: Perennial
Flower color: Yellow
Quantity: Envelope of about 50 seeds
Exposure: Full sun
Shape: Erected
Soil: Well drained
Watering: Regular
Plantation: Directly in the garden
Days to maturity: 2 years
Plant spacing: 75 cm
Row spacing: 1,25 m
Width: 45 cm to 60 cm
Height: 2 m
Family: Asteraceae

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