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What is this plant?

Postby Vendella01 » Jun 12, 2012 10:11 am

Hi, My daughter bought this plant that was tagged as Lambs Ear, I don't think it is, I have never seen a lambs ear that looks like this.
Any ideas what this could be? it seems to have some type of flower stock at the top of the plant.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Eeyore » Jun 12, 2012 10:47 am

It looks like Verbascum.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Jun 12, 2012 4:50 pm

Yup, aka Mullein. It should have yellow flowers. Deadhead them after blooming unless you want a hundred little babies. I also have white and purple flowering versions, but they don't have that greyish foliage.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Katherine » Jun 14, 2012 9:29 pm

aka Verbascum thapsus. Its a listed weed in BC so if someone is selling it in a nursery they are being a bit disengenous.
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Re: What is this plant?

Postby Peggy2296 » Jun 14, 2012 10:14 pm

I had one of those pop up on my property last year. I had no idea what it was, but I was so bedazzled at the rapid growth and enormous height and volume of it, I just let it grow. Then I yanked it.
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