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Verbascum nigrum

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

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Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Deciduous

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

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:
By dividing the rootball
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
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Alanhughes On Aug 18, 2012, Alanhughes from Porthcawl
United Kingdom wrote:

Two of these plants appeared of their own accord last autumn in a relatively untended part of my garden in Porthcawl, S.Wales. I had no idea where they had come from or what they were, but decided to let them grow and see what became of them.

This season both plants have thrived, reaching a height of nearly 6 feet, with several large flower 'spikes'. Thanks to the internet I have been able to identify the plants as 'Verbascum nigrum'.

Neutral Baa On Jan 28, 2003, Baa wrote:

A short lived perennial from Europe and Russia.

Has deep green, oblong, smooth on the top surface but hairy beneath, wavy edged leaves that have heart shaped bases. Bears saucer shaped, yellow flowers with light purple filaments.

Flowers late May - September

Loves a well-drained, slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A good plant for naturalising in a wild flower garden.

Regional...

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

Amesti, California
Richmond, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Calvert City, Kentucky
Rochester, New York



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