Hard to believe that such fuzzy leaves would make a great-tasting soothing tea!
Indispensable herb for coughs and chest complaints, as tea or as an ingredient of herbal smoking mixtures.
Dramatic plant is beautiful in the landscape.
Rosette of very large silvery gray fuzzy leaves. Sprouts a towering stalk of yellow flowers the second year.
Steep flowers in oil for earaches, then cut the stalk so it doesn't reseed too widely.
Takes any well-drained soil, even dry and rocky. Drought-resistant, deer proof. Easy to grow.
BOTANICAL NAME: Verbascum thapsus
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats when weather is warm, and transplant 30" apart in well-drained soil of average fertility. Easy to grow. Self-sows easily. Should be planted in a sunny border, but will tolerate some shade. Grows a beautiful rosette of fuzzy silver leaves the first year and to a height of 3-5 feet the next year, with yellow flowers.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Biennial/Zones 3-11/Height to 8'/Spacing 18"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly