A refined cousin to the common roadside mullein, this is a showy and compact selection for the well-drained sunny border. Grey-green leaves are held in a low rosette, bearing upright spikes with delicate blooms of creamy yellow with a contrasting maroon eye. Plants flower over a long period, and the spikes are excellent for cutting. Remove faded bloom spikes to encourage more buds. Attractive to butterflies. Hybrid Mulleins can sometimes literally bloom themselves to death: to help prevent this, cut plants back to 3 inches in early September to force new vegetative growth at the base. USPP#16986: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.