Verbascum 'Daisy Alice'
mullein 'Daisy Alice'
'Daisy Alice' grows to 1.2m tall, with large basal leaves and long-flowering spikes of deep pinkish-mauve flowers in summer
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in full sun; drought-tolerant plant. In fertile soils, it grows large and needs support
Propagate by root cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Flower borders and beds
Remove faded flower spikes
May be attacked by caterpillars and figwort weevil
May be subject to powdery mildews
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