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Verbascum olympicum

Verbascum longifolium var. pannosum, Olympian Mullein

Hardy Perennial

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A low maintenance perennial

Tends to bloom in it's third year

Rockets to up to 2 metres in height

Buttery yellow flower spikes

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A low maintenance perennial that is a striking addition to any cottage garden large border. Verbascum olympicum rockets to up to 2 metres in height, with buttery yellow flower spikes, growing from a basal foliage of silver, felted leaves. It tends to bloom in it's third year then dies after that. However, it is a vigorous self-seeder which means other new plants can grow alongside it, ready to carry on producing massive summer displays of colour in following years. It grows well in poor soils, where many other plants would struggle to establish. Height: 2m (6.6'). Spread: 60m (24").

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Hardy Perennial

wildlife gardenscottage gardens

full sun

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Flowering Months


2 verbascum plants in 1 litre pots (V59679P)
1 verbascum plant in 1 litre pot (V59678)

Grow Verbascum plants in sunny or semi shaded borders in neutral or alkaline, poor well drained soil.
Established Verbascum plants require little maintenance. Deadhead faded flower spikes to encourage more Verbascum flowers to be produced. Cut back old stems at the base in autumn and remove any damaged and yellowing foliage. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the plant.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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