Verbascum 'White Blush'

Verbascum 'White Blush'

Two blooms in a season.

 
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Available in the following states:
ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC

From deep red buds, the large white flowers unfurl, punctuated with a pretty pink and purple heart.

Verbascum make fine garden showpieces, their glorious, upright stems provide fantastic architectural interest over an extended period through summer. They are easy to care for, will survive poor soils, and can even bloom twice in a season!

The flowers unfurl on narrow, airy stems. After the first blooms begin to wane, you are best to cut the stems back, add some fertiliser and await the second round. But wait, there’s more, once the blooms have finished, they turn into handsome seed heads that mature to an attractive red-black shade into autumn.

The glossy green, oak shaped leaves of Verbascum grow close to the ground, allowing the flowers to steal the show. The plants look wonderful in dry, coastal or cottage gardens.

The Verbascum blattaria varieties are a little taller, perfect for the middle to back of beds.

Plant your Verbascum in a full sun to part shade position. They thrive in any well drained, soils, even alkaline conditions, but in poorly drained boggy soils the plants tend to rot. It is best to choose an area out of harsh winds, or you will have to be prepared to stake. Water in, then you will only have to bother if rainfall is low, they become quite dry tolerant once they are established.

Verbascums are commonly known as Mullein. These are biennial plants, the seeds are viable and should be allowed to fall to produce plants into the future or collected for sowing.


Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm

Code

VBPWB

Botantical name

Verbascum blattaria

Height

60-90cm

Width

30-50cm

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Unavailable in WA

Frost hardiness

Fully Hardy

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Size

10 cm

Water needs