Mullein - Verbascum
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Description: Beautiful, stately plants for a bright, sunny location. The cultivar ‘Gainsborough’ is the most commonly available and a superb plant that has tall spikes of pale yellow, saucer-shaped flowers bourne in summer high above a rosette of semi-evergreen, greyish-green leaves. There are several delicious Verbascum cultivars available with colours ranging from pinks to soft browns.

Hardiness: Hardy

Height: 1m plus

Position: Full sun

Soil: Well drained sandy, semi-fertile soils

Water: Tolerates dry conditions well, one established

Usage: Being tall and fairly thin in stature Verbascums are great plants for gravel gardens where you can look through to other plants in the distance. They look best planted in irregular groups

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