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Mullein

Verbascum


Description:

Verbascum will add a pretty and dramatic vertical accent to any garden.  Cut the main flower spike to encourage further blooming.  Be sure Verbascum receives well-drained soil as wet soil will often lead to its demise.  Full sun is also required. 
 
Common Name: Mullein
Botanical Name: Verbascum
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in dry to moist soils but prefers well-drained soil with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Attributes: Deer resistant, rabbit resistant, good cut flower
Pests: Spider mites
Diseases: Powdery Mildew
Good Companion Plants: Baby's Breath, Bee Balm, Daylily, Shasta Daisy, Yarrow
Care:

Demands well-drained soil and full sun.  Cut main flower stalk to continue bloom well into summer.  It is considered a biennial or short-lived perennial, however, you can propagate by division or seeds.

Planting Instructions:   Perennials

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Verbascum 'Caribbean Crush'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  The flowers are mango to burnt orange which gives a tropical look.  The leaves are silvery-green and have a felt-like texture.  If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Orange/peach
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-48"
Spread: 18-24"


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Verbascum 'Dark Eyes'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description: Large rosettes of rugose, silver leaves give way to a bouquet of short, broad flowering stems which nicely display the peach and gold flowers with a dark red eye.  The smaller size and compact habit of this selection makes it a perfect candidate for containers. If sited properly and deadheaded, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Peach
Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12"
Spread: 10"


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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Jackie'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  An English variety, 'Jackie' is a cross made by Dr. Heitzman of Oxfordshire and named after her daughter.  The pale cantaloupe colored blossoms have rose-pink overtones.  Fuzzy stamens are plum rose. A great garden performer and ideal in a pot.  If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Peach
Bloom Time: Spring and summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread:  


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Verbascum 'Jackie In Pink'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Soft pink flowers bloom for a very long time on short, well-branched spikes.  Great for small spaces.  If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.  Thank you to Walters Gardens, Inc. for use of this image.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 10-12"


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Verbascum 'Pink Domino'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  A great cottage garden perennial with tall spikes of salmon pink flowers in summer.  The foliage is dark green and formed in a rosette. If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Verbascum 'Pink Petticoats'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Has attractive, ruffled flower spikes of shell pink atop tall, sturdy spikes.   Very long flowerd, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Medium Pink
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 40-48"
Spread: 15-18"


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Verbascum 'Plum Smokey'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Large, tight rosettes of glaucous, green leaves give way to a bouquet of flowering stems which nicely display the smoky-purple flowers. The smaller size and compact habit of this selection makes it a perfect candidate for containers. If sited properly and deadheaded, it will bloom most of the summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Spring to Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18"
Spread: 12"


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Verbascum 'Raspberry Ripple'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Beautiful white and raspberry pink flowers atop tall, sturdy stalks.  Adds a bold vertical accent to the garden.   If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Light Pink
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 30-36"
Spread: 18-24"


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Verbascum 'Southern Charm'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Blend of creamy rose, lavender, primrose and purple all with showy purple stamens.   If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Mix
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread:  


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Verbascum 'Summer Sorbet'
Mullein
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Very floriferous spikes of raspberry flowers with deep raspberry-purple near the throat.  Large, glossy green leaves are held in a tight rosette.  This is one of the most floriferous of all Verbascums.   If planted properly in full sun and dead-headed, it will bloom most of the summer.
Bloom Color: Deep pink/rose
Bloom Time: Spring to summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 12-18"
 

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