Verbascum

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verbascum

(vɜːˈbæskəm)
n
(Plants) See mullein
[Latin: mullein]
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Noun1.verbascum - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs mostly with woolly leavesVerbascum - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs mostly with woolly leaves
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
flannel leaf, mullein, velvet plant - any of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
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This result has, also, been confirmed by other observers in the case of Hippeastrum with its sub-genera, and in the case of some other genera, as Lobelia, Passiflora and Verbascum. Although the plants in these experiments appeared perfectly healthy, and although both the ovules and pollen of the same flower were perfectly good with respect to other species, yet as they were functionally imperfect in their mutual self-action, we must infer that the plants were in an unnatural state.
Dig it with granny Before you wield the hoe in your flower beds look out for seedlings of promiscuous plants such as granny's bonnets, verbascums and lupins.
Rabbits don't seem to like plants with furry leaves, such as verbascums, and don't care for poppies, foxgloves or hellebores - all poisonous.
They researched popular plants and flowers from the 1950s to help residents reminisce and have included old varieties of lupins, verbascums, nicotiana, clematis and wallflowers.
My own preference is still to incorporate taller alpines and small herbaceous varieties like the eye-catching geums, verbascums, and achilleas or as the wonderful and wise Neil McDonald, of McDonalds Nurseries in Llanfoist called them during one of our many put-the world-to-rights chats 'pseudo-wildflowers'.
Why not introduce something new this year, maybe something drought-tolerant like verbascums and verbenas?
The garden, packed with geraniums, hollyhocks, verbenas, verbascums and potentilla, is a recreation of the home of Shakespeare's wife Anne Hathaway for the BBC Gardeners' World Live exhibition, which opens at the NEC today.
Other seeds that you can try sowing outdoors now include pansies, double daisies, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, Canterbury bells, verbascums and Iceland poppies.