Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria 'Pink'

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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.

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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.