Elecampane - Live Plant
Elecampane - Live Plant
Elecampane - Live Plant
Elecampane - Live Plant

Elecampane - Live Plant

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Looking for a plant that is not only stunning but also has some impressive health benefits? Look no further than the Elecampane Plant!

This easy-to-grow plant is a showstopper, ready to give bright yellow flowers this summer. It can be transferred to the ground and can reach a towering height of up to 6 feet, making it a focal point in any outdoor space. Its large, broad leaves provide an attractive backdrop to the beautiful flowers, creating an absolutely amazing visual display. Get this seed-grown plant now and enjoy its potential health benefits for years to come!

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Elecampane?

Successful growth of Elecampane hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Elecampane is full sun.

Elecampane does best in well-drained, loamy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Elecampane. Providing 24 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and stand up to 48-72 inches tall.

The flowering season of Elecampane is often summer, but be aware that it might not bloom until its second year, depending on planting timing.

How can I use with Elecampane?

Traditionally, decoction, tincture has been crafted from the roots of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Elecampane.

About Elecampane

Elecampane (Inula helenium) is an herbaceous perennial, native to Europe and Asia. It is popular for its striking appearance, with tall stems that can grow up to 6 feet in height, large leaves having furry texture, and vibrant yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and fall.

It has a long history of use in traditional medicine, especially for respiratory issues such as coughs and bronchitis, and for digestive irregularities too. Its roots are particularly prized for their medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. It is popularly used in herbal teas and is enjoyed massively due to its distinct, slightly sweet flavor.


How to Use Elecampane

  • Tincture: Dried elecampane leaves are macerated in alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: Dried elecampane leaves are soaked in hot water for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Elecampane-infused oil is combined with beeswax to form analgesic salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried elecampane leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to formulate a boneset vinegar infusion.


Elecampane - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Elecampane an annual or perennial plant?

Elecampane is a perennial plant which means it lives for more than 2 years, growing and blooming each year from the same root system. It can continue to grow season after season if it is grown in the right condition and cared for properly.

How much space should be needed to grow Elecampane?

It is important to give elecampane adequate space to grow and thrive because it can grow quite tall, with mature plants reaching heights of up to 6 feet. It should be spaced at least 3 feet apart to give the plant enough room to spread out. This allows for the development of a strong root system that helps produce ample blooms and foliage.


When should I harvest Elecampane?

The best time to harvest Elecampane is in the fall after the plant has finished blooming and the leaves begin to yellow and die back. This is typically around September or October, depending on your location and climate. At this point, the plant's energy has shifted from producing flowers to storing energy in its roots, making it an ideal time to harvest the roots for medicinal or culinary use.


Does Elecampane flower or fruit?

Yes, the Elecampane plant does flower. In fact, it's known for its bright yellow flowers that bloom in the late summer and fall. However, the Elecampane plant does not produce fruit. Instead, the plant stores its energy in its roots, which are used for medicinal and culinary purposes. 


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