Verbascum 'Sunshine Spires'Verbascum 'Sunshine Spires'

Verbascum ‘Sunshine Spires’

Very short habit with large felted gray leaves in a rosette and cone shaped spikes of large, creamy yellow flowers with large maroon centers. Wonderful in front of a sunny border!

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 5-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 8″ / 10″ / 12″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): June, July, August

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SKU: VERSS Categories: ,
Common Name Mullein
Family Scrophulariaceae
Genus Verbascum
species --
Plant Type Perennial
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP17190
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Growth Habit Upright, Clumping
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 10" / 24" / 20"
Finish Time Fast (4-6 Weeks)
Bloom Time June, July, August
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Flowering Season Spring, Summer
Flower Color Yellow
Leaf Color Green
Soil Excellent porosity and high mineral.
pH 6.4 - 7.4
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage
Nutritional Needs 50-100 ppm
Dormancy Winter
Water (Greenhouse) Dry moderately between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average water needs in the garden.
How Different? New flower color on taller 'Jackie'-like plant.
Landscape Value Sun garden, mixed beds or borders.
Finish Time to 4" 5 weeks
Comments Does well in S. CA. Deer and rabbits tend to leave the Verbascum alone. It's normal for our production crews to cut plants back to prevent crown rot. This is a short lived perennial.
Grower Notes --
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