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Verbascum densiflorum

Verbascum densiflorum
woolly mullein

Synonym(s) Verbascum thapsiforme
Common name woolly mullein
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle biennial
Flowers yellow
Size to 7 ft
Light full sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate August

The foliage stays as a low fuzzy rosette in its first year. Then in its second year, tall flower spikes emerge, with large yellow flowers and somewhat coarse leaves on the lower stalk.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from JLH. Baggy 70F (33%G, 7d)
  2. Seed from '01 garden. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 2-5d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (15%G, 9-16d)

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