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By Tonyy

glamorgan, United Kingdom Gb

last year it came from nowhere, over 4ft tall nearer 5 ft at present and still growing, leaves not unlike foxglove in texture,growing to over 12 inches long at base, they grow with a half twist. Single stemed, mine has small yellow flowers, grouped together like a holly hock, this year has spread to four main stems, any ideas please ???



I think these are terrific. I have two in my garden and each year I wonder if they're going to be taller than the year before. Verbascum, either chaixii or nigrum, but as you have four main stems rather than branches, I would think it's Verbascum chaixii.

23 Jun, 2009


is it the native mullien? i know its a verbascum but cant remeber which one.

24 Jun, 2009


A native mullein has woolly leaves, so that makes it sound like verbascum nigra.

24 Jun, 2009

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