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Inula magnifica (Giant Fleabane)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Inula magnifica Description

This impressive moisture loving perennial grows towering flower spikes up to 2 metres annually, with large bright yellow dishes of blossom. Large impressive rounded foliage also provides architectural interest throughout the summer, being ideally suited to planting towards in semi shade or full in a sheltered spot towards the back of border or near water.

Inula magnifica - Cultivation Notes

This larger herbaceous plant requires plenty of space and moist fertile soil to really flourish. Ideal for a sheltered spot in full sun half shade at the edge of a pond or growing in a moist garden area. Cut back dead growth in autumn / winter and mulch with compost every 2-3 years.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Inula magnifica:

  • Tolerates permanently wet soil
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Inula magnifica

  • Invasive top growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations

Design & Plant Use for Inula magnifica:

  • Ideal for naturalistic woodland planting
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants and shrubs for very wet soil
plants for heavy clay soils

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View other herbaceous flowers with yellow flowers, or herbaceous flowers with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Innula, Inyola, Inuler, Inuler, Inular

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