Verbascum 'Pixie Apricot' (Pixie Series)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: poor, well-drained, alkaline soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived)
The short, densely-packed flower spike emerges from amongst the compact, basal rosette of foliage, bearing apricot-pink flowers, each with a dusky red eye. Superb at the front of the herbaceous border or in pots.
- Garden care:Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch around the base of the plant in autumn to protect from winter extremes, taking care not to cover the crown. Stake in spring with bamboo canes or twiggy prunings before the flowers appear. Remove faded flower spikes.
It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are mainly biennial.
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