Elecampane (also known as "elfwort") is a classic medicinal perennial used by herbalists, particularly to aid in the treatment of lung related maladies and for water retention. It is also an ingredient in traditional recipes for absinthe. It takes two years to make good sized roots, but the beautiful yellow flowers make a great backdrop in any garden. Best grown by starting indoors and planting out 2 feet apart, as they will get quite large and tall if well fed. Our seeds were grown by Clint Freund and Kass McKinnon of Cultivating the Commons in Madison, Wisconsin, which will receive half of the proceeds of all sales.