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Olympian Mullein

Verbascum olympicum

Also known as

Olympic Mullein, Mullein

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1m

1.5m

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Olympian Mullein Overview

Verbascum olympicum is a large perennial with soft woolly, white leaves and a lot of ornamental appeal. The flowers will bloom in panicles in the summer and will bear bright yellow flowers with fringed white stamens. Commonly known as Olympian Mullein or Olympic Mullein. This short-lived perennial is easy to grow, typically realising 2m in height and usually perishes after flowering. It will need rich to average soil that is kept moist, combined with full sun exposure.

How to propagate Olympian Mullein

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or late summer.

Division

Division in the winter.

Special features of Olympian Mullein

Attracts bees

Other uses of Olympian Mullein

Foliage, border, ornamental, wildflower/meadow