Verbascum chaixii Sixteen Candles

Mullein

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 3' (Plant 20 apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Yellow / Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
Tall spikes of gold flowers with violet stamens over basal grey green felty leaves. Verbascum is a long-lived perennial. Unique looking, sure to turn heads. Once known as the Candlewick plant when stems were dipped in oil and used as a torch; however, we suggest just enjoying its dynamic display. Easy to grow. Spring Shipping Only.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Web Exclusive

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: VEST