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PlantFiles: Spiny Mullein
Verbascum spinosum

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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

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Silver/Gray

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Profile:

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya 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.




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