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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 271
Common Name: Verbascum
Latin Name: verbascum olympicum
Variety: Species
Colour: Yellow
Temperature: 23C - 28C (73F - 82F) (Zone 6)
Zone: 6
Blooms: June to September
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 25cm - 250cm (10" - 98")
Spread: 30cm - 60cm (12" - 24")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is deer resistant. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow. This plant is scented.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Deer
Resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Scented



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Verbascum


Notes: Similar in habit to Foxgloves but produces even taller, branching spires with bright golden yellow flowers from mid summer onwards. Forms a dense basil clump of gray - green, woolly felt covered leaves, making it drought tolerant or Deer Resistant. Native to the dry, rocky hillsides of Greece and Turkey. It thrives in poor, well drained soils and self sows making it a great selection for a wildflower garden.


Instructions: Surface sow in early Spring. Germination is 14 to 21 days.


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Bee Balm - A slow spreading plant that has a great aroma. Sprinkle its leaves and flowers in fruit salads. Good plant for poor, well drained soil. It has a unique flowering habit, funky seed heads which makes it a gorgeous as a cut flower. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this plant and it is drought tolerant and deer resistant. Note that the bergamot herb is not the source of bergamot oil.   Lychnis - This perennial forms dense clumps of silver-white  foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems and produces masses of deep to moderate pink blooms for much of the summer.They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Sea Holly - Vibrant silver blue foliage with metallic blue seedpods that sport radiant spiny bracts. Excellent in cutflowers & dried arrangements. Cut before they fully open as these will continue to open in the drying process. Hanging them upside down to dry ensures weaker stems do not flop over. Great conversation piece for a dinner bouquet or garden focal point.Long grown in seaside gardens for its salt tolerance. Deer resistant.
Bee Balm   Lychnis   Sea Holly
(Monarda didyma)   (Lychnis coronaria)   (eryngium amethystinum)

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