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Strictly Medicinal Organic Elecampane, Official

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7044

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Elecampane - Inula helenium

Herbaceous perennial. Native to southern and central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula and central Asia. Giant plant bearing handsome, yellow flowers. Harvest the octopus-like roots in the fall of the second year’s growth. The plant is processed to yield a blue dye. This is pure seed, with pappus removed.

Organically Grown. 100 seeds/pkt.

  • Sow seed in greenhouse in early spring or sow directly in garden in mid-spring. Light-dependent germinator (plant on surface or only very shallowly covered, so light can penetrate).
  • Expect excellent germination in about 12 days.
  • After second set of leaves appear, transplant seedlings out to the garden, even if you still expect a few frosts.
  • Grows in full sun or partial shade.
  • Plant 2 feet apart.
  • Features

    • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
    • Does Not Require Support
    • Good for Drying
    • Open-Pollinated
    • Requires Summer Water
    • Useful in Dye Making

    Characteristics

    Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack Organic Status Certified Organic Product
    Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental Germination Requirements Light
    Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth Life Cycle Tender Perennial
    Planting Time Spring Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
    Ideal Soil Temperature 50-60°F Days to Maturity 120+ Days
    Sun Requirements Full Sun Useful Plant Part Root
    Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
    Soil pH 5.6 - 8.0
    Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
    Organic Status Certified Organic Product
    Plant Usage Attracts Bees/Butterflies, Medicinal Plant, Ornamental
    Germination Requirements Light
    Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
    Life Cycle Tender Perennial
    Planting Time Spring
    Approximate Harvest Time Early Fall, Late Fall
    Ideal Soil Temperature 50-60°F
    Days to Maturity 120+ Days
    Sun Requirements Full Sun
    Useful Plant Part Root
    Growth Habit Herbaceous
    Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
    Soil pH 5.6 - 8.0

    Planting & Care

    Soil & Water: Prefers rich, sodden to moist garden or wayside soil in the sun to part shade.

    Planting & Growing: Sow in spring, directly in a prepared garden bed or pots. Barely cover seed, tamp in firmly and keep warm, moist and in the light until germination (about 12 days). Thin or transplant to 1-2 feet apart.

    Harvesting & Storage: Root may be harvested in the late fall of the second or third year.

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    Shipping Information

    Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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