Verbascum 'Clementine'

6 × 9cm pots £47.94 £31.96
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Buy Verbascum 'Clementine' mullein: Tall, colourful and stately, a wonderful accent plant

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: 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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Notes on Verbascum 'Clementine'

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

Long flowering season

5

Planted in a border with purples

Jackie

South coast

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Very well packed plant

4

A lovely strong plant when it arrived but didn't grow very tall (perhaps my fault for not planting it in the ideal situation) but unfortunately was killed by the winter frost.

Marmar

Kent

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4.5 2

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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 you

Nic

Hello there 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, http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/euphorbia-mellifera/classid.78200/ An orange Geum not sure which variety but we do sell something similar. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/geum-prinses-juliana/classid.2000006490/ 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 helps

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