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Verbascum nigrum ‘Album’
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Verbascum nigrum Album

July–August.



<i>Verbascum nigrum</i> ‘Album’

<i>Verbascum nigrum</i> ‘Album’

<i>Verbascum nigrum</i> ‘Album’
Verbascum nigrum Album

Verbascum

Mullein

This genus has a host of common names, including ‘Beggar’s Blanket’ and ‘Old Man’s Flannel’. In England, the very poor used to put the thick leaves into their shoes for warmth. It is also said that when fish eat the seeds, they are stupefied and can be gathered by hand.

Although most of the more than 300 species are biennials, our offerings are perennials. Though some are dwarfs and some are giants, nearly all have fuzzy stamens and prefer very well drained sandy or rocky soil. We like to use them in the rock garden as specimens or for naturalizing.

Verbascum nigrum ‘Album’ full sun

With flower spikes reaching over 3-½ ft. tall, ‘Album’ is truly dramatic. Its many white flowers are tinged with crimson at the base of each petal and accented by golden orange stamens. The large basal leaves are coarse, deep green and textured. Their undulating margins, and often their stems, are tinted a deep burgundy color.

Size: 4' 0" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 5.

Verbascum nigrum ‘Album’ (P-0320)
Each $7.75
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