V. C. L. Adams’ is one of the best of the perennial ‘Mulleins’ with its very effective 4 feet spikes of deep yellowfrom June to August. The are quite large and the are fangy and from these , increase can be made. All Ver- bascums like an open sunny and well drained but otherwise ordinary soil—poor rather than rich. There are a good many kinds and other reliable yellows are V. chaixii and V. thapsiforme. V. ‘Gainsborough’ is a charming light yellow, 3 feet tall, with silvery grey leaves and V. hartleyi has a suffusion of biscuit yellow and plum purple on 5 feet spikes. V. ‘Pink Domino’ is dark leaved, spikes being 3 feet tall for the same
June-August period. There is a white in
V. ’Mont Blanc’ and multicoloured flowers in. V. ‘Cotswold Gem’ and V. ‘Cotswold
Queen’, both 3 feet. A small flowered, but neat growing V. ‘Golden Bush’ is outstanding, for it is only 2 feet high and lasts in flower longer than any other. Verbascums can be planted in either autumn or spring but will not divide.