Verbascum Dark Eyes


$18.95 ea. (3+ discount) $18.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: VEDE

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A refined look for Mullein! A compact habit and flirty spikes of creamy-yellow flowers dotted with large maroon starry centers is much more delicate when compared to its brawny roadside cousins. Like a frilled collar, large gray-green quilted foliage forms attractive rosettes at the base of each spike.

Verbascum Dark Eyes loves sun and needs no tending. This petite variety is a great cut flower for charming nosegays. Drought tolerant once established. Very deer resistant. Allow to self seed to insure future plants.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-12"
Spacing: Plant 10" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Burgundy
Patent: PP16,986

Features to Note

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Humidity Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming

Verbascum General Information

Verbascum are bold plants with large velvety foliage. Flowers are atop towering spikes held well above the foliage.

Verbascum Plant Care

Prefers a lean, alkaline well-draining soil. Avoid highly fertile and wet soils. Mature clumps do not respond well to division. Instead, pluck out a few seedlings in spring and transplant. Allow some seeds to fall if volunteers are desired. Removing flower stalks after blooming can increase vigor for over-wintering. Taller forms benefit from staking.