Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy
Verbascums are stately, tall, upright-growing, border perennials that are ideal for adding height and structure to planting schemes. Verbascum 'Cotswold Queen' is a tall variety with deeply-veined leaves and yellow flowers with a pinkish-purple eye. It will fit into both bold-coloured and pastel planting schemes and is equally at home in the cottage garden or manicured border. Plants have a long flowering season throughout the summer months.
For best results grow Verbascum 'Cotswold Queen' 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 cause unsightly holes in the foliage. If possible grow plants 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.
Verbascum ‘Cotswold queen’ and wildlife
Verbascum ‘Cotswold queen’ is known for attracting bees and butterflies/moths. It is a caterpillar food plant and has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Verbascum ‘Cotswold queen’ poisonous?
Verbascum ‘Cotswold queen’ has no toxic effects reported.
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