This refined Mullein sends up narrow spikes packed with white flowers above a tidy mat of velvety, lance-shaped leaves. Plants self-sow, tying together your perennial borders.
Verbascum is a huge genus of mostly biennial species originating in the Mediterranean. Hybridists have worked diligently with both biennial and perennial forms to create a range of new colors. Some have woolly foliage that adds unusual interest in borders, but all have flowers that open over days on well-branched spikes. If cut back after the first flush, they will produce a second show. Mulleins thrive in sun and average to poor, well-drained soil.
For more information on growing and care of Verbascum, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
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Latin Name Pronunciation: ver-bass'cum
Verbascums produce spikes of flowers on branched stems; heights vary with variety. Use Verbascums in borders or containers; great for bouquets, as well. Flowers often attract hummingbirds.
Plant in full sun in average garden soil with excellent drainage. Too much water, whether from rain or the hose, will cause plants to rot. The second year after planting, fertilize very lightly in early spring with a balanced, time-release fertilizer. In most parts of the country, hybrids Mulleins will be short-lived perennials. Divide them carefully in early spring of the third year to reinvigorate them and to increase the stock. Mulleins are also somewhat deer-resistant, so they are a good choice for areas where deer are a problem. Verbascum may self-sow.