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VERBASCUM olympicum

Commonly known as Mullein

Tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic
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£11.50 each
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Any 3+ £9.00 each

Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2020
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 - Greece
  • Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - grow larger 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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