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Inula ensifolia (Swordleaf inula)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
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

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


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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(10/10/2010)

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