Skip to site navigation

Verbascum dumulosum AGM

Home  |  Plants > Plant Selector > Verbascum dumulosum AGM

© www.gardenworldimages.com

Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

shrubby mullein

Family

Scrophulariaceae


Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers

V. dumulosum is a mat-forming evergreen subshrub to 30cm in height and width, with elliptic, hairy grey-green leaves and short racemes of bright yellow, 5-petalled flowers 1.5cm in width, the stamens with some purple hairs

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in poor alkaline well-drained soil. Grow on its side in a wall crevice, or in a gravel or scree bed

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline
  • Sand, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by caterpillars and figwort weevil

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews