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Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’
Verbascum ‘Dark Eyes’
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Creamy Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.