Puriri Lane | Verbascum olympicum | Album

Verbascum olympicum f. Album

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00

perfect for pollinators

This plant is a show stopper and will add architectural drama and elegance to your garden with its tall and majestic creamy white flower spikes that tower above the grey felted rosette of foliage which can reach up to 30cm in length. 

The individual flowers are approximately 2.5cm in diameter and these flower in succession over a long period from early to late summer. The flower spikes themselves can reach in excess of 1.8m and the overall width of the plant can get up to 1.2m wide, so these plants will demand some space. Well suited to the gravel style garden as well as a great cottage garden plant, perfect also for a coastal garden and wild garden look and used a lot in English style gardens.

Greek Mullein tends to be a short lived perennial, but it seeds in profusion so you will always be assured of its continuation in the garden. Butterflies and bees will be calling in their friends for the nectar buffet that these flower spikes produce. A sunny spot in a well drained position is what will give you the best results with this plant which is not commonly seen, so perfect if you want something to give you a point of difference in your garden. Plants can get a touch of powdery mildew in wet humid conditions.

This plant with its height works will with Verbena bonariensis and Gaura

These plants are also reported to make an excellent cut flower. 

Perennial | Semi deciduous or deciduous in colder areas

Hardy to -15C Celcius

Plant size PB2 :: Equivalent 1.2 litres

Photo Credit : Beth Chatto Gardens

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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