Common name: Hoary Mullein
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 1.5 meters
Maximum Height: 2.1 meters
A new and not often offered, impressive monster. Both the leaves on the flat rosettes, the stems, and developing flower buds are thickly coated in dense, woolly grey fluff. The masses of yellow flowers are a bonus which will impress all visitors.
Sowing advice: For best results, sow seeds immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. However, we sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.
The masses of yellow flowers are a bonus which will impress all visitors