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Used medicinally for bronchitis, coughs and asthma, once a popular flavouring for sweets and liqueurs. Tjhe name helenium comes from Helen of Troy, who was believed to be picking the herb when abducted by Paris. 

Type: Hardy Perennial

Height: 1.5-2m 

Spread: 1cm

Soil type: Moist soil  

Aspect: Full sun 

Flower colour: Yellow 

Flowering time: Summer 

Inula helenium Elecampane Available to collect from nursery only

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