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Inula ensifolia (Swordleaf inula)

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Inula ensifolia

Other names: Swordleaf inula

Genus: Inula Inula

Species: I. ensifolia - I. ensifolia is a small, clump-forming herbaceous perennial. It has dark-green, lance-shaped leaves and in late summer bears bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers with narrow petals and large darker centres.


Inula ensifolia is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Inula ensifolia (Swordleaf inula) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Inula ensifolia

Other names: Swordleaf inula

Genus: Inula Inula

Species: I. ensifolia - I. ensifolia is a small, clump-forming herbaceous perennial. It has dark-green, lance-shaped leaves and in late summer bears bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers with narrow petals and large darker centres.


Inula ensifolia is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Inula ensifolia (Swordleaf inula) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny position.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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