VERBASCUM olympicum

Commonly known as Mullein

Tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic
Further Reading....
  • 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

VERBASCUM olympicum

 
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  • 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
    Greece
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    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
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 2m (6½ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  60cm (24in)
 

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