Botanical name: Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Gainsborough'
Other names: Mullein 'Gainsborough', Verbascum phoeniceum 'Gainsborough'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Gainsborough' _ 'Gainsborough' is a short-lived, herbaceous perennial with semi-evergreen, grey-green foliage forming at the base of the plant. Tall spikes of pale-lemon flowers are produced in summer.
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Gainsborough' is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Pale-yellow in Summer
Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Remove faded flower spikes. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Root cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Gainsborough' (Mullein 'Gainsborough') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in full sun. In more fertile soils, it grows large and needs support.
Soil type: Chalky, Loamy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Alkaline
Light: Full Sun
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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Verbascum Cotswold Group 'Gainsborough' (Mullein 'Gainsborough') has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.
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