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Verbascum olympicum

Verbascum olympicum
Starting along the main stalk...
...proceeding to the branch stems
Verbascum olympicum

Common name mullein
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle biennial (Z5-10)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size to 8'
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil; drought-tolerant
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Tall biennial, native to Greece. It forms a sizeable rosette of woolly-gray-green leaves by the spring of its second year, from which it sends up bold plumes of yellow flowers on branched stems.


Alas, an early-summer thunderstorm muscled our plant to a horizontal position. Since I planted it in the back of a border, expecting it to be tall and upright, it's rather difficult to admire its branched inflorescence in this state. So it goes in the garden sometimes...

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '11 trade. Baggy 70F with light (100%G, 4-10d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (96%G, 5-8d)

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