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Verbascum bombyciferum - botanical name

Verbascum bombyciferum

Evergreen erect biennial (1.8m x 1m) from the Middle East. Silvery grey furry large leaves. Upright spikes bearing golden yellow cup shaped flowers in summer. Useful in the perennial garden for its stately upright habit; contrasting foliage and long flowering period. Prefers full sun in well drained soil. Sensitive to winter wet conditions. Frost tolerant.

  • Plant type
    Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full Sun, Part Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (Middle East)
  • Scale
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