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nutcutlet

Looks like a verbascum to me, one of the big furry ones of which there are several

That's flowers coming whatever it is.

I agree with nut, it is a verbascum.  It's going to get about 5 feet tall once the flower gets going!

Dovefromabove

That looks like a very fine verbascum to me too - love it   Please show us a pic when it flowers.

punkdoc

I agree with Verbascum. It also looks like one of the big yellow ones, which means it is probably biennial, and so it will die following flowering

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Dovefromabove
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Its not an alpine!!!!!!

Chuckle!  No, definitely not!!!  Although I have seen self-sown ones do very well on rockeries - they like well-drained sunny spots 

nutcutlet

I would need to see the flowers for that. There are alpine verbascums. 

Where did you get it? Alpine is 'garden centre speak' for small plant. But they're really plants from the high mountains are some are not small.

Google alpine verbascums

 

nutcutlet

That's what I would expect from a GC alpine.

Most of them. possibly all, are biennials so you haven't got a huge plant there that will take over in time

nutcutlet

I can't see it well enough sorry.

It might be the wild version, great mullain, lovely plant, quite tough
nutcutlet

a small beanstalk.

I don't think it will be enormous because of the height it is now plus the advanced state of the flower buds

Angela 17

Hi Pauline

It`s a Verbascum Thapsus.

nutcutlet

Hi Angela, how can you tell?

Angela 17

Hi Nutcutlet,

Bought one a couple of years ago, but had to get rid of it. It self seeded all around the garden. It looked nice at the back of the flowerbed but it went everyplace. I was even pulling them out of the lawn. The tallest one I had was about 4 foot with the flower spike  about 3 foot. A neighbour was telling me it was a herbal plant that is widely grown in Australia. The leaves are soft and hairy, and the rosette of leaves at the base can grow quiet large. It looks very similar to the one I had so I hope I`m right.

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nutcutlet

It will be interesting to see when it comes to flower. I hope we get a pic

fidgetbones

I've got Verbascum, Banana custard,this year.So far it looks identical to the great mullein,but its supposed to have larger individual flowers...i should know soon.

nutcutlet

Verbascum lychnitis looks pretty much like that as well

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