For almost instant impact in cottage garden borders, look no further than Verbascum olympicum. This imposing perennial will fill a gap in hot dry borders and makes a spectacular focal point, growing to 2 metres in next to no time!
The felted, silver rosette of basal foliage plays host to tall spikes of buttery-yellow flowers. Verbascum olympicum is a relatively short lived perennial, which tends to bloom in its third year, and often dies after its spectacular display.
However this Mullein is a vigorous self-seeder so you can look forward to plenty of new seedlings popping through the soil to take its place.