Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

3 × 9cm pots £23.97 £19.99
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Buy Verbascum chaixii 'Album' mullein: Saucer-shaped white flowers with mauve centres

This perennial is semi-evergreen so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor, well-drained, alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived)

    Bold spires of saucer-shaped, white flowers with mauve centres from May to August. One of the most reliable and long-flowering varieties of verbascum. Seeds sown in a cold frame in late spring or early summer produce rosettes of hairy, mid-green leaves and flowers the following year. Perfect for a sunny border.

  • 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. Mullein moth caterpillars can be a problem, so pick off the insects in early June as soon as they appear. Remove faded flower spikes.

    It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are mainly biennial, so although they usually self-seed freely, the plant will only live for two years.

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A very vigorous architectural plant suitable only for the back of a border but magnificent if you have the room for it




Excellent verbascum


Good and quite tall verbascum that grows well on our fairly light soil. It has needed staking during recent windy weather as it gets quite tall and branches well, putting up new flower spikes. It got through last winter fine and came up this year stronger than ever. My previous experience on heavier soils suggests that this verbascum might not grow so well when the soil has a higher clay content, but on our soil it's been great. Various insects also seem attracted to it.




Pretty flowers!


Pretty spires of long-lasting flowers.






Nice plantlets when I rec'd them in 2017 - My problem is keeping them overwinter - This last collective all succumbed to the severe Winter weather ( Again )


NE Surrey


4.8 4


Hi - I bought three lovely verbascum plants last summer. They are just re-emerging and I wonder if I am too late to move them to a new location in the garden ?


Hello, Ideally this should have been tackled while the plants were still dormant, but if the plants were only planted last year, then you may get away with moving them if you can manage to get all the roots.


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