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Verbascum bombyciferum
Mullein; Giant Silver Mullein

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DERIVATION
bombyciferum - silk-bearing,
FAMILY Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)  Other Plants in the Figwort Family
HABIT Herbaceous
RANGE Temperate Asia
LEAF TYPE Deciduous
FLOWERS Yellow
LANDSCAPE USES A bold, architectural plant, Silver Mullein is wonderful to use as a specimen. Plants form a large rosette of silvery-grey felted leaves in their first year, then send up tall stately spires of soft-yellow flowers through the second summer. Usually acts as a self-seeding biennial.
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION Biennial, covered with felted white hairs, much-branched. Basal leaves 40-50x20cm, forming large silvery rosettes, ovate-oblong to obovate. Inflorescence 50-180cm, a spike, elongate, ascending; flowers in clusters of 3-7, wiht cottony hairs concealing bracts and calyx; corolla 30-40mm diameter, sulphur yellow, without pellucid glands, exterior pubescent; filiments with white-yellow wool, exterior filaments glabrous above middle, anthers 2.5-4mm, decurrent, pollen cadmium orange.
HARDINESS USDA Zone 4 (Coldest zone where hardy)
SUN REQUIREMENTS Sun
Location Map for Verbascum bombyciferum (Mullein; Giant Silver Mullein) - 3 Map Locations Found
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Individual Location for Verbascum bombyciferum:
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Year Location
930724*1 1993 Rock Alpine Garden
930724*5 1993 Rock Alpine Garden
051765*2 2005 Parking Lot

 

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  FLOWERING:
When Verbascum bombyciferum has been observed flowering
at Denver Botanic Gardens
 
2006

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