Height: 2-4' (60-120cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: White, copper, pink, mauve ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Scrophulariales (Figwort Order) Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Genus: Verbascum (Mullein) Species: x hybrida (hybrids) ____________________________________
Verbascum hybrids are crosses between various species of Verbascum, often including Verbascum phoeniceum, which gives them a wide colour range, including shades of apricot, copper, salmon, pink and mauve. They form a basal rosette of large, deep green, crinkled leaves, often with a red midrib. In summer, stems 2-4' tall carry neat spikes of rounded flowers useful for cutting.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside (14 days)
Outside (170 days)
Inside (5-8 days)
Seed Pod The seed pod is a small ball with a point. Each individual flower produces a
separate seed pod.
Seed The seeds are tiny black balls. There are many seeds in each seed pod.
Seedling The young leaves are dark green and crinkled.
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