Inula orientalis seeds – (Caucasian Inula)


An attractive border plant which makes a fascinating background plant with its shaggy yellow flowers, and is a good cut flower in addition.

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Inula Orientalis has attractive  dark green  buds from which spring shaggy deep bright orange -yellow flowers   It flowers throughout summer.  It makes a great background filler for borders. It is a wonderful eye-catching presence in the garden, and attracts many comments on its unusual flower shape.

It tolerates full sun or partial shade in well drained soil.

It is attractive to bees and other beneficial insects.

Sowing advice


Sow indoors at any time, sow outside in spring or autumn. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil. Keep moist but not wet. Ideal temp. 20°C. Germination can be somewhat erratic and can take up to 2 months depending on the conditions provided.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed. Can be sown directly into prepared soil. Thin seedlings as required.

Additional information


Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Caucasian Inula


Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

75 cm

Number of seeds in packet