Verbascum chaixii 'Cotswold Group Cotswold Beauty'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (193008)

Plant details

A short-lived perennial flowering from June to July, ''Cotswold beauty' has spikes of pinky-buff flowers with an attractive purple eye. After flowering, cut the spike level with the last flower to encourage a second flush. Like all verbascums it does best on poor, well-drained soil, preferably neutral to alkaline, with plenty of sunshine. On better soils it can grow too tall and may need support. Verbascums bring welcome height and structure to planting schemes and work well in both traditional, cottage-style gardens and contemporary schemes. They are very fashionable at the moment and are frequently seen in show gardens.

Family: Mullein

Genus: Verbascum

Species: chaixii

Cultivar: Cotswold Group Cotswold Beauty

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: February to March

Reader reviews

alistair young

brilliant plant stays in flower much longer than other verbascums it was huge 5-6ft i bought a late plant and it took a while to get going and didnt start flowering until mid sept its been flowering now for 6 weeks its halloween and its still in flower

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