The plant below is living in Zone 8-9, it started blooming at the beginning of July and it's 4 - 5 feet tall. There is some foliage throughout the winter. It's right under a Japanese maple and I'd like to move it so I'd also appreciate information about its transplantability and root system.

Thanks. leaves and flowers

flower closeup


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It looks like Inula magnifica, an herbaceous perennial plant which may reach up to 2m tall https://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/4691.

It can be dug up and divided, or simply moved, but this is best done in spring or, better, autumn/fall.

  • Could also be Telekia speciosa, formerly Inula speciosa, Bupthalmum speciosum, and five other names. Not sure if it's the same plant you mentioned, Bamboo. I grew it as B. speciosum 20 years ago, then saw it was in Inula and now it's apparently the only species in Telekia. Whew, those taxonomists can drive you crazy...
    – Jurp
    Jul 12, 2018 at 0:16
  • @Jurp - you're right - Claire Austin's site, which sells Telekia, mentions that it is 'not unlike' Inula magnifica... Telekia sometimes has a faint fragrance to the flowers, so if the OP notices that, its more likely Telekia, but the 'crumpled' petals in the image are certainly common on Inula...
    – Bamboo
    Jul 12, 2018 at 10:21

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