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Verbascum ‘Blue Lagoon’

Mullein

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Plant does flower in June

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Plant does flower in August

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Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon'
  • Common name: Mullein
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

Verbascums are eye-catching, drought-tolerant plants with felted, silver-grey rosettes of large leaves. Tall, furry flower-spikes emerge bearing wide-open, (usually) yellow flowers, in early to midsummer. Plants self-seed readily.

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The tall, erect spikes of Verbascum ‘Blue Lagoon’ are packed with small, blue flowers with yellow stamens, throughout summer. It makes a striking show for the middle to back of a multi-coloured border or white bed, and is easily grown from seed.

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For best results grow Verbascum ‘Blue Lagoon’ in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Cut old flowering stems to ground level to prolong flowering. Plants are the caterpillar foodplant of the mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, which causes unsightly holes in the foliage. If possible grow towards the centre of the border, so other plants mask the holey leaves, or grow wild verbascums nearby, onto which you can transfer the caterpillars.

How to grow Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon'

  • Plant size

    70cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do not Sow in March

Do not Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon' and wildlife

Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and is a caterpilar food plant.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon' poisonous?

Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Verbascum 'Blue Lagoon'