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Inula magnifica, photo courtesy of J. S. Sira/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary
Inula magnifica, photo courtesy of J. S. Sira/Garden Picture Library/Photolibrary

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Inula magnifica

Magnificent Elecampane

Perennials, Flowers

INULA

These big perennials cover themselves with narrow-rayed, yellow daisies in 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 ones such as I. hookeri (4 ft.) and I. ensifolia (2 ft.) are also sometimesoffered.

Inula magnifica

From Europe. 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.

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