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PlantFiles: Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria 'Pink'

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) (Info)
Species: blattaria (blat-TAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink

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Category:
Biennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Veined

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral ariodlove On Jul 17, 2004, ariodlove from Louisville, KY wrote:

Moth Mullien grows wild on our farm. It will grow in gravel and clay soils. Part to full sun. The blooms are white with a pink center.

Neutral Baa On Jan 22, 2003, Baa wrote:

A pink flowered form of Verbascum blattaria.

Has pale pink, pink or slightly pinky-buff coloured flowers with typical reddish - purple, hairy filaments.

Loves a well drained soil, in sun and slightly sheltered aspect due to their height.

May not come true from seed.

Regional...

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

Oakland, California
Indianapolis, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Elba, New York
Columbia, South Carolina
Burlington, Wisconsin



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