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Verbascum bombyciferum

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Known as Polar Summer, this verbascum is a statement short-lived perennial that exudes a regal presence in the garden. The plant forms a low, ground-hugging rosette of woolly evergreen silver leaves, bearing upright stems of white wool, supporting a candelabra head of yellow flowers.

Very adaptable to most soils but does require good drainage. Excellent for hot sunny sites and is well suited to gravel gardens, garden beds or containers 

Although not a long-lived perennial, these usually self-sow when the plant flowers in it's second year.

  • Evergreen
  • Draught tolerant
  • Frost Tolerant

Raise Seedlings or sow direct

Sowing Depth Surface sow and press into soil media. Keep Moist. 
When to sow in Australia

Tropical: Autumn and Winter 

Temperate: Spring 

Cool climate: Spring 

Germination 14-22 days at 15 to 18°C
Plant Spacing 80cm
Height 150-200cm
Position Full sun to part shade