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Verbascum 'Plum Smokey'


Verbascum 'Plum Smokey' is a compact mullein with large, pinkish-purple flowers and silver-green foliage.

Verbascum 'Plum Smokey' is a stocky, compact and vigorous mullein with large, dusky lavender flowers held on vertical flower stalks that rise above the handsome, low-growing, semi-evergreen rosettes of nicely formed, silver-green leaves over a long blooming season if deadheaded. Stems can reach 16 inches tall. Short-lived in rich soils, a bit longer-lived in dry soils but will self-seed. Perfect for the sunny border, cottage and gravel gardens, and in the vase. Drought tolerant. Pollinator attractor. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Mullein

Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Semi-evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native forms colonize disturbed soils. Grows best in dry, sandy or gravelly soils, although it can grow in a variety of habitats, including banksides, meadows, roadsides, forest clearings and pastures.


Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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