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I have a plant growing in my garden that looks like a triffid!!! What is it.?

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Looks like Verbascum. If you are of a superstitious nature then you will be pleased to have it because in the past it was meant to ward off witches and their curses and any other evil spirits too.

30 Jun, 2011


Agreed its Verbascum, it is a Biennial and once its seeds are ready you can sew them if you like and they will form a large clump of growth the first year and in the second you get the long flower spikes.

30 Jun, 2011


These are a lovely native plant. the foliage is very felty almost white with the hairs on the surface. I always try to grow some as the insects love them.

30 Jun, 2011


That's a lovely specimen. It looks to be about eight feet tall!

30 Jun, 2011


Lucky old you. I would love this Verbascum. We visited Hidcote Manor Garden last week and my husband Barry photographed me between two plants.
Love it!!

30 Jun, 2011


Lucky you, I saw these at Great Dixter 2 years ago and fell in love.

30 Jun, 2011

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