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common name: Mullein
growth rate: medium
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Attractive flat-growing rosettes of felty grey-green basal leaves, covered with fine golden hairs. Produces short thick sturdy spikes of bright yellow flowers.
Well-drained, preferably chalky, poorish soil in full sun.
From seed or root cuttings, usually taken in early autumn.
Discovered in the Vikos Gorge, Greece, 1999