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Introducing our Verbascum thapsus, commonly known as Great Mullein. This beautiful wildflower is available in a set of 6 plug plants, ready to enhance your garden with its unique features. Supplied as 6 Plug plants

Standing tall with an ultimate height of 1.5–2.5 meters, the Great Mullein takes approximately 1-2 years to reach its full potential. With a spread ranging from 0.1–0.5 meters, it adds a touch of elegance and charm to any landscape.

Thriving in various growing conditions, this plant adapts well to loam, sand, and clay soils. It prefers well-drained soil and can withstand alkaline pH levels. The Great Mullein showcases its stunning stem, flower, foliage, and fruit, adding bursts of color and delicate scents throughout the seasons.

Positioned in full sun, this versatile plant offers options for all aspects. While it prefers a sheltered spot, its hardiness allows it to flourish in different environments. In terms of hardiness, it falls under category H6, making it adaptable to the entire UK and northern Europe, tolerating temperatures ranging from -20 to -15 degrees Celsius.

Coming from the Scrophulariaceae family, the Great Mullein is native to the UK, boasting deciduous foliage and exhibiting a columnar upright habit. As part of the Verbascum genus, it showcases hairy leaves and saucer-shaped flowers with five petals.

When it comes to cultivation, this wildflower thrives in herbaceous borders and gravel gardens. Given its preference for poor alkaline well-drained soil, it requires minimal maintenance once established. You can propagate the Great Mullein through seed or division in spring, ensuring successful growth.

Ideal for cottage and informal gardens, wildlife gardens, wildflower meadows, and flower borders and beds, the Great Mullein adds unique character to any outdoor space. Best of all, no pruning is required, making it hassle-free and easy to maintain.

Verbascum thapsus

£9.99Price
  • All of our online website plants come with a 30-day guarantee from the date of purchase. If your plant dies within the 30 days we will ask a few questions about what care you have provided for the plant as well as asking for photos of the plant. If there is nothing drastically wrong with what you have done we will get another sent out to you or a credit note!

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