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Useful for its strong vertical element, V. ‘Clementine’ adds a new dimension to the usual colour range of Verbascums.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: poor, well-drained, alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived)
Bred and selected by the National Collection holders of Verbascum, Vic Johnstone and Claire Wilson, ‘Clementine’ was first launched at the Hampton Court Flower Show in 2003. It is an elegant and architectural plant, which is said to be more reliably perennial than many of the other Verbascums. The brightly coloured flowers are held on well branching stems, and it makes a great addition to a mixed or herbaceous border. It will perform best in well-drained neutral or alkaline soil in sun or dappled shade.
- Garden care: Cut old flowering stems to ground level throughout the season to promote further flushes of flowers. Cut off dead or dying foliage from basal rosettes to allow good air circulation. Regularly pick off mullein moth caterpillars from the foliage to prevent very holey foliage!
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Q:I love the combination of plants in the picture shown with this verbascum ( the one with lupus ? masterpiece) but do not recognise some of the plants. In particular I would love to know what the pink flowered plant at the back of the border is as well as the genum at the front of the border? Thank youAsked on 20/3/2014 by Nic from Edinburgh
The pink flower in this photo we think is Geranium maderense or Geranium palmatum, which sorry we don't stock.
Also in the photo there is Euphorbia mellifera, the big plant with the large leaves,
An orange Geum not sure which variety but we do sell something similar.
Lupinus 'Masterpiece' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/lupinus-masterpiece-pbr/classid.2000006311/ .
The blue flower looks like a borage. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/borago-officinalis/classid.2000014874/
Hope this helpsAnswered on 24/3/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
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