Verbascum

Verbascum roripifolium

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

Category:

Biennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

East Hardwick, Vermont

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 25, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

I agree completely, this strikingly and elegantly beautiful plant deserves to be better known and more commonly planted!

I was first bowled over by this airy and graceful plant in the gardens at Perennial Pleasures, East Hardwick VT Z4a, where it's a self-sowing biennial. A cloud of soft clear lemon yellow flowers floats like a flock of butterflies, suspended on a tall, well-branched inflorescence.

The leafless upper stems are thin and wiry but strong and self-supporting. No staking is necessary, and the flowers are self-cleaning. Flowering is abundant over a long season, June-August.

This is a scrim or see-through plant---though it's tall, in a border it's best placed toward the front, because through it you can still see the tall plants behin... read more

Positive

On Aug 30, 2011, Helenlittleash from Exeter ,
United Kingdom wrote:

A beautiful airy addition to the summer border, rarely grown or offered for sale in the UK, this lovely plant deserves to be better known. Native to Bulgaria and N Greece.

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