Verbascum 'Clementine'

mullein

Useful for its strong vertical element, V. ‘Clementine’ adds a new dimension to the usual colour range of Verbascums.

Marina Christopher - Garden Writer

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  • 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!

Astelia 'Silver Shadow'

silver spear

Dramatic, silvery, spear-shaped leaves

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Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'

brook thistle

Deep crimson thistle-like flowers

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Elizabeth'

lavender

A new variety with violet flowers

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Rosa 'Tuscany Superb'

rose Tuscany Superb (gallica)

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