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Verbascum 'Spica' (Mullein 'Spica')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.8m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Verbascum 'Spica'

Other names

Mullein 'Spica'

Genus

Verbascum Verbascum

Variety or Cultivar

'Spica' _ 'Spica' is a robust, rosette-forming, evergreen biennial or short-lived perennial with large, ovate, woolly, grey-green leaves and, in summer, tall, erect racemes of open, cup-shaped, white flowers with yellow stamens.


Verbascum 'Spica' is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette, Tall, Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Figwort weevils Caterpillars , Figwort weevils

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes.

Propagation

Best to sow seed in late spring to early summer.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Verbascum 'Spica' (Mullein 'Spica') will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Verbascum 'Spica'

Other names

Mullein 'Spica'

Genus

Verbascum Verbascum

Variety or Cultivar

'Spica' _ 'Spica' is a robust, rosette-forming, evergreen biennial or short-lived perennial with large, ovate, woolly, grey-green leaves and, in summer, tall, erect racemes of open, cup-shaped, white flowers with yellow stamens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect flower stem, Rosette, Tall, Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Caterpillars , Figwort weevils

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower spikes.

Propagation

Best to sow seed in late spring to early summer.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Verbascum 'Spica' (Mullein 'Spica') will reach a height of 1.8m and a spread of 0.6m 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

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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