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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.   Cupids Dart - Cupids dart blooms in its first year. It has attractive gray green foliage with paper like purple/blue blooms that make superb dried flowers with colour that lasts for ages. Cupids Dart is drought tolerant once established.   Echinacea - A bouquet sweet scent fills a room and the birds love the seed heads in winter garden. Echinacea is reputed to increase the bodies resistance to infection and colds. Scented, deer resistant ,drought tolerant and attracts beneficial insects. Striking purple daisy like flowers with orange and golden  brown central cones.  A very frost hardy plant that likes full sun and fertile soil and will provide abundant cut-flowers once established.
Bee Balm   Cupids Dart   Echinacea
(Monarda didyma)   (Catananche coerulea)   (Echinacea purpurea)

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