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Mullein?

fuzzzy4ufuzzzy4u Posts: 6
Hello all, new to forum and kind of late into gardening but finding more interest now I'm nearly 50! My question.. Is this a Mullein and if so when does it flower? This is it's second spring/summer and not seen sign yet.
Thanks.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    It is, it should flower later this year, I’ll have a look at my photos later and see when it flowers. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 631
    Looks like one, and probably flower mid - late summer, but there’s a big range.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Found one 12 th September.  It’s a bit like Spot the Mullein😀

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fuzzzy4ufuzzzy4u Posts: 6
    Awww thanks all, was hoping it was and was looking forward to the flower 😊
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    It is a good size plant already, it should send up a good sized flower spike.
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  • fuzzzy4ufuzzzy4u Posts: 6
    It is a good size plant already, it should send up a good sized flower spike.
    Hope so 😊👍

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    As it’s  in a trough it may not be as solid as it would in the ground, you may need to stake it, could reach 7’ .
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • fuzzzy4ufuzzzy4u Posts: 6
    Lyn said:
    As it’s  in a trough it may not be as solid as it would in the ground, you may need to stake it, could reach 7’ .
    Ok thanks, it is a terrace to get over a lawn slope, so it's deep and bottoms into the ground, the wood is only at the front. But may well use a stake 👍
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    I don’t think they are the best of the giants, but I grow them just for the Mullein Moth, they get completely eaten by the end of the season. It will self seed easily if you leave some flowers on. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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    My Verbascum 'Arctic Summer' seeds have just arrived from Chiltern ... looking forward to a river of silver and gold through the garden next summer
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