VERBASCUM olympicum

Commonly known as Mullein

Tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic
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VERBASCUM olympicum

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£12.50 each 

Any 3+ £10.00 each
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • Evergreen
    Rosette-forming, densely grey-white-woolly perennial with broadly lance-shaped, mainly basal leaves 15cm(6in) to, sometimes, 60cm (24in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    To 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Produces branching stems from the second or third year which form a candelabra shape. These produce panicles to 75cm (30in) or more of clustered flowers 3cm (1¼in) across.
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - wildlife plant - insects. Birds take seeds in winter. Dies after flowering but self seeds
  • Pests & Diseases
    moth caterpillars, figwort weevil, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin
  • Flower Shape
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
    grows taller in fertile soil and may need support
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
  • Rabbit Resistant
to 2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in)

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