I started this Inula several years ago from seed. This spring it was eaten by insects and looked ratty. It is blooming at the moment, and I'm not completely sold. Flowers have an interesting pattern, almost like a pinwheel. However, it's a little more coarse than I expected. Kevin likes the colour and the "cool" flowers.....I'm just not sure. Another Inula ensifolia is looking gorgeous, - blue/green tiny leaves - pretty bright yellow flowers; compact habit - aside from the bright yellow flowers, it's hard to see how they'd be related!