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Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose' (Mullein 'Copper Rose')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose'

Other names

Mullein 'Copper Rose'

Genus

Verbascum Verbascum

Variety or Cultivar

'Copper Rose' _ 'Copper Rose' is an tall, erect, semi-evergreen perennial with a basal rosette of ovate to oblong, hairy, grey-green leaves and, from late spring throughout summer, erect stems bearing saucer-shaped, apricot, pale rose-pink, copper and yellow-orange flowers.


Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Apricot, Yellow-orange, Rose-pink, Copper in Spring; Copper, Apricot, Yellow-orange, Rose-pink 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 methods

Root cuttings


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Where to grow

Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose' (Mullein 'Copper Rose') will reach a height of 1.2m 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. Will not tolerate wet, boggy conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose'

Other names

Mullein 'Copper Rose'

Genus

Verbascum Verbascum

Variety or Cultivar

'Copper Rose' _ 'Copper Rose' is an tall, erect, semi-evergreen perennial with a basal rosette of ovate to oblong, hairy, grey-green leaves and, from late spring throughout summer, erect stems bearing saucer-shaped, apricot, pale rose-pink, copper and yellow-orange flowers.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Apricot, Yellow-orange, Rose-pink, Copper in Spring; Copper, Apricot, Yellow-orange, Rose-pink 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 methods

Root cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Verbascum x hybridum 'Copper Rose' (Mullein 'Copper Rose') will reach a height of 1.2m 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. Will not tolerate wet, boggy conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

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

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