Inula helenium

Inula helenium

Observation - Inula helenium. Description: Large herbaceous perennial, grows 5' tall quite easily. Stout green stems: rigid, self-supporting. Leaves large (at least a foot long), green, finely toothed, white central mid-rib, always look as though they need ironing: arranged alternately, uppe

Large herbaceous perennial, grows 5' tall quite easily.

Stout green stems: rigid, self-supporting.

Leaves large (at least a foot long), green, finely toothed, white central mid-rib, always look as though they need ironing: arranged alternately, upper leaves clasping, lower leaves have short pedicels.

Flowers: like a giant, ragged, yellow daisy.