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Verbascum thapsus is an erect biennial forming a rosette of large, gray-hairy ovate leaves, with an erect stem bearing a succession of light yellow, saucer-shaped flowers 3cm across. Suitable for a herbaceous border or gravel garden. Best grown in poor, alkaline, well-drained soil. Biennial but self-perpetuates by seeding- remove most of the seed spike as they're over-prolific.


Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1.5-2.5m in 2-5 years

Spread: 20-40cm


The pictures in this listing are examples of the available plant at maturity and do not indicate anything in regards to size of plant at the point of sale.


Organically produced young plant grown in a 9cm pot for planting immediately or to grow on (pot removed when possible, to reduce plastic waste).

Verbascum thapsus Great Mullein, or bareroot,tall wildflower

SKU: BP202400950
  • Verbascum
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