Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Polarsommer’
This is one of those plants that stand out in a garden. Huge rosettes of silvery grey-green leaves with a tall spire of soft yellow blooms, the verbascum bomyciferum makes for a truly eye-catching display. Best planted as a feature plant, verbascum are most effective when used towards the front of the garden, surrounded by much lower plants. Drought tolerant once established. The verbascum is a food plant for butterflies and bees, as its highly rich in nectar when in bloom.
Approximate minimum seed count per pack
Germination: Sow thinly and shallowly in late spring or early summer to bloom the following summer. Needs no extra heat.
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Medicinal Uses: Medicinally, mullein is a demulcent (relieves inflammation), emollient (softens skin), and astringent (helps dry oily skin). It also has slightly sedative properties. In the past mullein was smoked in pipes and made into cigarettes. It can also be combined into white wine for a more medicinal drink.