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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
great mullein Aaron's rod
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Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers
V. thapsus is an erect biennial forming a rosette of large grey-hairy ovate leaves in its first year, with an erect stem bearing a succession of light yellow, saucer-shaped flowers 3cm across in the second year
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Suitable for herbaceous border and gravel garden. Grow in poor alkaline well-drained soil
Propagate by seed or division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning No pruning required
Pests May be attacked by caterpillars and figwort weevil
May be subject to powdery mildews
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