General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and apricot
Flower Time: Spring
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Ornamental Mullein
  • Verbascum
  • Showy Mullein

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  • Posted by kqcrna (Cincinnati, Oh - Zone 6a) on Oct 27, 2011 1:32 PM concerning plant:
    Southern Charm is a sterile verbascum; it will not self-sow. I wintersowed it and my plants are now in their sixth year. They bloom in three different shades -- pink, light lavender-purple, and a creamy copper. They bloom heavily in early spring and sparsely through summer. Often fall brings fresh flowers.
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
Catmint20906 On May 14, 2016 Bloomed
Catmint20906 On June 21, 2015 Bloomed
Catmint20906 On May 2, 2015 Obtained plant
srinehart On May 23, 2020 Obtained plant
Purchased Versailles $5.00
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Ornamental Mullein by picklepuff Nov 2, 2011 8:13 AM 0

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