VERBASCUM bombyciferum

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VERBASCUM bombyciferum

Silver Mullein, Giant Silver Mullein
[Polar Summer, Silver Lining]
Select Item No. VO050

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Western Mediterranian: wastelands, roadsides.
Special Features: Nice woolly seed heads for dry boquets. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. Suitable for natural gardening. Use for low maintenance plantings. Self-sowing in suitable locations. Decorative solitary and structural plant. Long blooming perennial. Easy to grow.
 
Basic Colour: (yellow / gold)
Flower Colour: light yellow
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: Entire, broad lanceolate, large, showy silver wooly leaves.
Growth Habit: erect / deep roots
Height with Flowers: 160 cm
Spacing between Plants: 50 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.13514 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
7400
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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