• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Verbascum (Cotswold Group) 'Pink Domino'

mullein 'Pink Domino'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names mullein 'Pink Domino'

  • Synonyms Verbascum bombyciferum 'Pink Domino'
    Verbascum chaixii 'Pink Domino'

    Verbascum 'Pink Domino'

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  • Family Scrophulariaceae

  • Genus Verbascum can be annuals, biennials, perennials or subshrubs mostly with hairy leaves and 5-petalled, saucer-shaped flowers

  • Details 'Pink Domino' is a perennial to 1.2m in height, with a basal rosette of dark green, wrinkled leaves and erect spikes of dark-eyed, deep rose-pink flowers 3cm in width

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H6

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing

  • Exposure Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Chalk

  • pHAlkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in full sun; drought-tolerant plant. In fertile soils, it grows large and needs support

Propagation Propagate by root cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Remove faded flower spikes

Pests May be attacked by caterpillars and figwort weevil

Diseases May be subject to powdery mildews

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