Introduced from Europe and Asia, the Mullein is a biennial plant here, starting with a rosetta the first year that winters over and then throws up its florescence.
A June 15 blossom below.
On January 22 the rosetta is frozen flat.
Same plant April 28.
Here it is June 8 and with Spring water behind it.
Doing well in shade at the river. This could be an attention-getting plant in your garden, even as a first year rosetta.