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Zone:  5-10 BIENNIAL 

Height:  2+ m. (7+ ft)

Spread:  75 cm (2.5 ft)

Flower:  Candelabra of a tall main, fuzzy white spike with shorter side spikes grows quickly in second year to bloom yellow, mid summer into fall

Foliage:  Velvety grey-light green basal leaves in giant rosette 1-3 ft wide

Light:  Full sun

Water:  Little to none

Soil:  Average to sandy, well-drained

Garden site:  Dramatic accent plant

Verbascum bombyciferum (Turkish mullein)

  • Pollinated by insects.  Many traditional medicinal uses.  If happy, will self-sow.