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Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Arctic Summer’ (‘Polarsommer’)

Mullein
Scrophulariaceae
Perennials, Flowers

VERBASCUM

Large group of rosette-forming, summer-blooming plants that send up spikes closely set with nearly flat, five-petaled, circular flowers about an inch across. Both foliage and stems are often covered in woolly hairs. Taller mulleins make striking vertical accents.

Grow all in well-drained soil. Cut off spent flowers to encourage a second round of blooming. Mulleins self-sow freely—and some are downright weedy, such as the attractive roadside weed V. thapsus.

Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Arctic Summer’ (‘Polarsommer’)

Biennial. Selection of a species native to Turkey. Grows to 6 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with furry gray-green leaves to 1 1/2 ft. long. Yellow flowers on powdery white stems.

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