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Verbascum ‘Cherry Helen’
Verbascum ‘Cherry Helen’
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Verbascum ‘Cherry Helen’

Hybrid Mullein

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.537.240

Cousins to the common roadside mullein, the Hybrid Mulleins are unusual and showy plants for the well-drained sunny border. Triangular grey-green leaves are held in a low rosette, bearing tall upright spikes with delicate blooms of glowing cherry to plum-red. Plants flower over a long period, and the spikes are excellent for cutting. Remove faded blooms to encourage more buds. A sport of the very popular selection ‘Helen Johnson'. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Verbascum ‘Cherry Helen’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.