Verbascum
Verbascum epixanthemum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) (Info)
Species: epixanthemum

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wasilla, Alaska

San Leandro, California

Pahrump, Nevada

Philomath, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 27, 2012, barkinghills from Philomath, OR wrote:

Though not the showiest Verbascum I've grown here in Corvallis, OR (I grow many species Verbascum), it sure is tough. I'm watching it for invasiveness. Very easy from seed I received through the NARGS (North American Rock Garden Society) seed exchange.

Positive

On Sep 20, 2009, jrtinker from Palmer, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Shorter than the biennial verbascums, this plant has bloomed 2 years in a row. The flower stalk forms many branching arms like a candelabra, and is quite showy. It has not volunteered seedlings like some of it's weedy cousins. Great plant.

Neutral

On Dec 3, 2007, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant was found in 1999 in Greece, it is now available in the US. The leaves make a 3 foot rosette of fuzzy leaves. It is a show off with a 5 foot flower spike that is spectacular with many bright yellow flowers. NO WATER IN THE SUMMER!! In the winter it is semi deciduous but will return in the spring. Plant in rich, well draining soil.