Inula helenium

Perennial (Zone 3)

365 Days to Harvest (Root)

Up to 6’ Tall

18”-24” Apart


A tall plant that grows from a basal rosette with many branches and yellow flowers that bloom mid to late summer. The roots are used medicinally as an expectorant, anti-bacterial, and antimicrobial. The roots can also be used to make a blue dye, and the flowers are used to make a yellow/orange dye.