Inula verbascifolia

Common Name: inula 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Southeastern Europe
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Colorful


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Inula verbascifolia is a low-growing, spreading perennial (to 12" tall) which features mounds of woolly, ovate-lanceolate, silvery white, mullein or lamb's ears-like leaves (to 3.5" long). Yellow daisy-like flowers appear in summer on short stalks.

Genus name is the Latin name for this plant.

Specific epithet means with foliage like the genus Verbascum.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Rock gardens, border fronts. Ground cover for small areas.