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Hi, I posted a picture of a rather large plant that had appeared in my Mums garden a while back. Unfortinately, no-one could identify it. I did say at the time that it looked like it was going to flower or grow even taller than its four foot. Well, much to everyones suprise, it did both! I have enclosed new pictures. It now stands at about six foot tall, with about around five flower spikes and tiny yellow flowers. Its leaves are covered in fine hair and the largest are over a foot in lengh. We remember this being in the same spot last year and possibly the year before, but it is the only one of its kind in the garden and is situated in an awkward place so we dont think my late Father planted it there. Any ideas?

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  • Posted: Sat. 21st July 2012 19:59

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Reply from Carol

That looks like some kind of verbascum or mullein to me.
It's madly fabulous, isn't it! but as you say a bit triffidy.

  • Posted: Sat. 21st July 2012 20:28

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Reply from Sue West

Thanks Carol, It is absolutely huge, I'm only just over five foot and feel quite intimidated by its size.

  • Posted: Sat. 21st July 2012 20:53

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Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

I think it is verbascum bombyciferum, I see it as a road side weed here, but not too bad. It is used as a great vertical accent in the garden.

  • Posted: Sat. 21st July 2012 22:07