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Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’


Dwarf Hybrid Mullein

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.537.430


A refined cousin to the common roadside mullein, this is a showy and compact selection for the well-drained sunny border. Grey-green leaves are held in a low rosette, bearing upright spikes with delicate blooms of creamy yellow with a contrasting maroon eye. Plants flower over a long period, and the spikes are excellent for cutting. Remove faded bloom spikes to encourage more buds. Attractive to butterflies. Hybrid Mulleins can sometimes literally bloom themselves to death: to help prevent this, cut plants back to 3 inches in early September to force new vegetative growth at the base. USPP#16986: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.












Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’


Dwarf Hybrid Mullein

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.537.430


A refined cousin to the common roadside mullein, this is a showy and compact selection for the well-drained sunny border. Grey-green leaves are held in a low rosette, bearing upright spikes with delicate blooms of creamy yellow with a contrasting maroon eye. Plants flower over a long period, and the spikes are excellent for cutting. Remove faded bloom spikes to encourage more buds. Attractive to butterflies. Hybrid Mulleins can sometimes literally bloom themselves to death: to help prevent this, cut plants back to 3 inches in early September to force new vegetative growth at the base. USPP#16986: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
  Red
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Specimen
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.