Spiny Mullein
Verbascum spinosum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) (Info)
Species: spinosum (spy-NO-sum) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 20, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Origine from South East Europe: Greece - rocky slopes of Crete, where it forms a silvery grey subshrub with a compact mass of branches and spines...grazing-resistant. In summer it flowers with bright yellow solatary flowers with orange anthers.
Cultivation sunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet. Suited for poor, well drained soil on a sunny hot spot.