Inula hookeri

Hooker inula

This is considered quite a dainty Inula growing only up to 70cm or so. 

Most of its kin are giants so this one is more suited to smaller areas. 

That said it is a bit of a spreader forming a wide colony via a creeping underground rootstock so site with some forethought. 

It's a tough, undemanding perennial with leafy stems topped with very attractive woolly buds  which open to yellow, fine-rayed daisies in late summer.  

It will spread less quickly and flower at a lower height in poor dry soils. 

An often overlooked and underrated plant that is adored by butterflies.

Photo: Rosser1954 , from Wikimedia Commons

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£ 6.00

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Asteraceae    

Hardy perennial    

H7    

70cm    

60cm    

Mid green    

Yellow    

Well drained    

Full sun

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