Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

Nettle-leafed mullein

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (15775)

Plant details

This is a striking plant with rosettes of sparsely-felted, semi-evergreen foliage in winter which, in summer, have tall upright spikes of flower growing from the centre of each. These are studded with lots of single, wide-open white flowers, each having a mauve centre. The plants associate well with other summer flowers such as delphiniums, but also look very good grown among roses.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Verbascum

Species: chaixii

Cultivar: Album

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: May to June

Time to divide plants: March to May

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Kate 7

Copes will with my slug populated sticky cold clay.

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