Take care with Verbascum.
EDITOR'S NOTE You are quite right about common mullein (Verbascum thapsus): It is indeed a noxious weed in Colorado. As it says in the newly revised Sunset Western Garden Book (2007), "Mulleins self-sow freely--and some are downright weedy, such as ... V. thapsus." In our March article, we listed "Mullein (Verbascum species)," intending to refer to those that are not weedy (such as V. bombyciferum 'Arctic Summer', pictured in the article). It was not our intent to recommend all mulleins.
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John Paul, Castle Rock, CO
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|Date:||May 1, 2007|
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