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Verbascum

August 6th, 2013

13th june 012In the photo is Alan,standing alongside , a self seeded  common Mullein ,Verbascum thapsus,growing in Avery Plant Centre.These plants love to grow in a well drained soil in full sun.They can eventually grow in one summer to a height of two metres with as can be seen a magnificent flower spike covered in bright yellow flowers.

They are easy to grow,but can be subject to attack by the Mullein moth caterpillar,which is a very handsome caterpillar,being black/white and yellow in colour.If the caterpillars are not physically removed from the leaves, the plant will end up looking like a string vest.

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