If you have been following me for a long time, you know how much I love these plants. I am talking about the grey, tall, felty spikes that you see sort of evenly spaced along this otherwise weedy edge of the garden. (And, yes, I know some of you think that these plants are weeds!)
I don’t happen to think of them that way. I think of them as native plants.
Here’s another spot they popped up. They are bi-enniels so I knew last year that they were growing. I had nice low felty rosettes.
Their proper name is verbascum, but they have lots of common names like miner’s candle, common mullein and big taper.
I just really like them and the bumblebees do too. I’ll let them set seed so that ideally the cycle will continue again next year with more rosettes.