Verbascum phoeniceum is a stately plant, which combines architectural form with beautiful colouring. 'Rosetta' produces elegant spires of intense dark pink blooms which are always much admired. They bloom throughout the summer, with a few sporadic flowers late into the year.
Aaron's Rod, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.80
Several Verbascum species are prized garden ornamentals, but the species best-known among wildflower enthusiasts and herbalists is the homely but useful common mullein, Verbascum thapsus. This fuzzy mullein is a gardener’s friend, an herbalist’s delight and an engineering marvel all on its own.