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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
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Verbascum nigrum

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Verbascum nigrum Seeds

Verbascum nigrum is a tall perennial plant producing spires of butter yellow blooms each with deep pink or violet centres. Very attractive in the garden and brilliant for wildlife too. As you can see from these photos, blooms are wide open making the pollen and nectar easily accessible for bees and other pollinating insects. After flowering seed loving birds such as Goldfinches will feast on the seeds. In winter the hollow stems make excellent hibernation sites for small creatures. If you are keen to attract wildlife to your garden then you can't go wrong with Verbascum nigrum. Recommended by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators..

Lovely for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, gravel gardens and also more formal herbaceous borders. Verbascum nigrum flowers from June until September or October. They grow beautifully with all sorts of summer flowering shrubs and perennials including Lychnis, Geranium, Geum and Verbena.

Each individual yellow flower is outward facing which makes is jolly useful and attractive in the garden. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.

Genus Verbascum nigrum

Common name Dark Mullein
Plant Type Hardy Perennial. First Year Flowering if sown early. Wildflower
Height & Spread 90cm-1.2m tall (3-4 feet) x 45cm (18 inches) spread
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors in long pots or root trainers in January - February for flowering the same year. Germinates in 2 weeks at 13°C-16°C. Sow direct May & June or in late August & September for flowering next year.
Thin/Plant Out In the garden allow a minimum space of 50cm per plant.
Conditions Required Verbascum nigrum loves well drained soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower Production Flowers from June to September. Suitable for drying but Verbascum are not long lasting as fresh cut flowers.
Maintenance Remove the main/central flower spike after flowering to encourage more side shoots to form. Allow seed heads to form on those flower spikes so Verbascum will feed your garden birds and self sow.
Planting Combinations Verbascum grows particularly well with other summer flowering perennials and grasses such as Geum, Geranium, Verbena and Lychnis.

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