An attractive native plant with yellow flowers and a contrasting purple centre. Blooms profusely in late spring and early summer, sometimes into late summer.
A short-lived perennial, but allow it to seed and you'll never be without it.
This European native can be found on dry, stony hillsides and open woodlands, but plants are well-adapted to cottage, gravel, and rock gardens, or naturalised areas. Verbascum nigrum will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage.
Common name: Dark mullein
Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.