These big perennials cover themselves with narrow-rayed, yellow daisies in the summer. Foliage is coarse, and most of the available species are large, back-of-the-border plants. Flowers can be cut for the vase. Given good drainage, these demand little attention. Smaller species such as I. hookeri (4 ft.) and I. ensifolia (2 ft.) are sometimes offered.Inula magnifica
From Europe. Grows to 7 ft. tall with 3–6-in. daisies on branching stems in late summer. Docklike leaves are larger at the base, smaller toward the top of the plant.
Deciduous. Rich bright pink blossoms (paler inside), 11 in. across. Blooms for 1–2 months, begin...
Native from Kansas and Colorado south to Texas and Arizona. Mounding plant to 6–8 in. tall and 1...
Flower stalk to 2 ft.; flowers are 1 in. long and golden yellow with a purple-black midrib and veins.