Verbascum 'Flower of Scotland' PP# 19648

A novel color on a drought tolerant plant

Size foliage - 1/2 to 1 1/2" tall by 5-6" wide blooms - 6-8" tall
USDA hardiness Zones 4-8
Sun / Shade full sun
Soil very well drained
Moisture water to get established, then very little unless in extreme drought conditions
Disease and Pests will succumb to root rot is over watered, otherwise none known
Landscape use front of the dry border, on dry, sunny slopes, in rock gardens, dry mixed and specimen containers.
Market appeal / Uniqueness One of the shortest selections on the market. A very novel color. One of to first re-bloom.
Propagation Methods divisions, tissue culture
Bloom Time June to August

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

Verbascum ‘Flower of Scotland’ makes the perfect container plant and can be successfully grown in pot culture as a gift item. the buds open a rich, rick-wine red and mature to a soft mauvey-pink.

Plant it on a sunny, dry slope. combine it with many of the fashionably popular hardy agave and cactus selections to enhance your dry garden with mid summer blooms.

Verbascum “Flower of Scotland” comes to us from Dick Maas of Maas en van Stein Nurseries in The Netherlands. We are proud to introduce this novel selection with its incredibly petite habit and numerous mauve-pink blooms.

Flowering starts in mid June, continues through July and into August, especially after dead heading. this is one of the very first re-blooming verbascums. This truly is a cut-and-come-again selection, perfect for the cutting garden, rock garden or dry containers. This plant is well-suited for rock gardens of all types. It thrives in heat and humidity.

Many verbascum prefer well drained, rocky or sandy solid. This plant is no exception. Deadheading will produce many cycles of bloom.