The tall spires of easy to access multiple blooms produce large amounts of pollen for all types of bee but are particularly popular with solitary bees. The flowering season is long and carries through to autumn making verbascum a valuable plant in the wildlife garden.
Deep purple flowers with delicate yellow stamen. Attractive seed pods increase the period of interest in the garden.
Height and spread: 60-90cm high, 45cm spread
Common name: purple mullein
Position in the garden: full sun to partial shade
Soil type: well-drained soil
Flowering period: May to August
Hardiness: Fully hardy