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BusylizBusyliz Posts: 144
Hello gardeners.  Any idea what this is? It has fuzzy leaves and has never flowered. I don't remember planting it. Thanks in advance.


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,298
    Stachys byzantina lamb's ear is a possibility or Verbascum thlaspi.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,655
    How long have you had it?
    As both in our garden do flower from @Palustris suggests.
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 144
    I only noticed it last year and I dont remember planting either of these. Could be a birdy present?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384
    Verbascum seeds are like dust so likely blown-in if it's one of those.  It might be Verbascum thapsus (Great Mullein) which I get appearing from nowhere, here.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 144
    Thanks all. I'll go with the verbascum and if it doesn't flower again this year, it gets its marching orders!
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    Verbascums flower in the second year
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,298
    We always used to let this Verbascum grow, just for the fact that it is the food plant for the increasingly rare Mullein moth.
    Sorry about the wrong name, brain dead these days.
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 144
    It just might be granted a stay of execution. Thanks 
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