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Inula hookeri (Hooker inula)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Inula hookeri

Other names

Hooker inula

Genus

Inula Inula

Species

I. hookeri - I. hookeri is a clump-forming perennial with hairy stems and large, light-yellow, daisy-like flowers in late summer and autumn.


Inula hookeri is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. This will help prevent self-seeding around your garden.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Inula hookeri (Hooker inula) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Underplanting, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. This plant tends to be invasive.

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

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Inula hookeri

Other names

Hooker inula

Genus

Inula Inula

Species

I. hookeri - I. hookeri is a clump-forming perennial with hairy stems and large, light-yellow, daisy-like flowers in late summer and autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bright-green in Spring; Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering. This will help prevent self-seeding around your garden.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Inula hookeri (Hooker inula) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Garden edging, Underplanting, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. This plant tends to be invasive.

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

Partial Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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