Verbascum Gainsborough


From a basal rosette of crinkled grey-green leaves emerges a tall branching spire studded with pale lemon-yellow flowers, from June till late summer. Not long lived, sterile so will not seed but easily propagated from root cuttings. Height 1.2m.



Plant in moist well drained soil, Full Sun. Hardy


General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.