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Strictly Medicinal Organic Elecampane, Official

Strictly Medicinal Organic Elecampane, Official

Harvest the Roots for Medicinal Use

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. 50 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.
  • USDA Certified OrganicCertified by Oregon Tilth
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    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. 50 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.
  • Shipping Information

    Ships from Northern CA.

    Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

    Dimensions: 5.0"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

    Features

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

    Characteristics

    Organic Status : Certified Organic Product
    Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
    Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
    Growth Habit : Herbaceous
    Life Cycle : Tender Perennial
    Plant Usage : Attracts Bees/Butterflies
    Plant Usage : Medicinal Plant
    Plant Usage : Ornamental
    Planting Time : Spring
    Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
    Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
    Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
    Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
    Soil pH : 7.1 - 7.5
    Soil pH : 7.6 - 8.0
    Starting Location : Direct Sow
    Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
    Sun Requirements : Full Sun
    Useful Plant Part : Root
    Organic Certifier: Oregon Tilth

    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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