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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
mullein 'Cotswold Beauty'
Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers
'Cotswold Beauty' is a short-lived semi-evergreen perennial to 1.2m tall, with a basal rosette of broadly ovate, dark green leaves and erect spikes of light buff flowers 3-4cm across, with purple stamens
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 West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilChalk, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Prefers a poor, well-drained alkaline soil in full sun. If grown in a more fertile soil the plants become larger and will need support
Divide mature plants in the spring or take root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Cut back old stems to the base after flowering
Pests figwort weevil and some moth caterpillars can be a problem
Can be susceptible to powdery mildews
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