Numerous slender flower spikes smothered in small white blooms.
Wonderful for the border and as a crisp accent plant.
Can be treated as an annual.
Relatively unknown by gardeners, the Mullein is a worthwhile perennial, especially for hot sunny sites. Plants form a low, ground-hugging rosette of crinkly green leaves, bearing upright stems or spikes of flowers. Stems are tall and excellent for cutting.
Although not a long-lived perennial, these usually self-sow.
Most effective when planted in groups towards the middle of the border. Also interesting in tubs or mixed containers.
Info source: http://www.perennials.com
Genus - Verbascum
Species - phoeniceum
Variety - Flush of White
Common name - Mullein
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Perennial flower
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 0,75 m
Spread - 0,30 - 0,45 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - June - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Normal to sandy, well drained
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Accent plant, Good Texture/Form, Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds, for borders, containers, Cut Flower, mass plantings
1. Sow from January to March in trays of moist compost.
2. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
3. Keep at +13C. Seedlings appear in 14-28 days.
4. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough transplant to individual pots. Stand outside for a few days late in May (avoid frosts).
1. Sow from April to May in a prepared seed bed.
2. Keep trays in cold frame or cool greenhouse.
3. When large enough thin to 10 cm apart. Plant out 30 cm apart in final position in September to October.
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