Verbascum phoeniceum | Vintage Rose
Verbascum phoeniceum Vintage Rose is a stately plant, that combines architectural form with beautiful colouring. Vintage Rose produces elegant spires of intense dark pink flowers that flower throughout the summer months with some sporadic flowers March and April. The plants have a rosette of leaves at the base with flower stems held proudly above.
Vita Sackville-West wrote in 1936 that her verbascums looked as though 'a colony of tiny butterflies had settled all over them'. Verbascum phoeniceum looks wonderful with old roses or in the fronts of soft coloured Hydrangeas. A favourite cottage garden combination is to grow them with towering hollyhocks, or with delphiniums in a myriad of colours. Their height makes you think that they should be positioned at the back of the border but they certainly look great at the front of the garden where their stately spires can be admired. The flowers can be dried face down for use in Pot Pourri and whilst they are not the best at lasting as a cut flower, they still look pretty popped in arrangements. Verbascums are happy in full sun to partial shade and like a well-drained position, they are quite drought tolerant once established. Bees love the accessibility of the nectar with these pretty open-faced flowers.
Height 1.2m with flower stems x 60cm Wide
Perennial | Hardy
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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