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PlantFiles: Cretan Mullein
Verbascum cretica

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

Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Chartreuse/Yellow
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Happenstance On May 18, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Large lemon yellow flowers with central maroon blotch, are packed tightly on a 5' stalk. Emits the scent of ripe pineapple, any soil, reseeds.

Regional...

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

Clayton, California



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