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PlantFiles: Verbascum
Verbascum epixanthemum

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive barkinghills 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 jrtinker 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 Kell 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.


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

Wasilla, Alaska
San Leandro, California
Pahrump, Nevada
Philomath, Oregon

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