For Verbascum Lovers
21 June 2012 09:41:39
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Saffron Towers'
Some people were commenting on my Verbascum in the last few journals.
This is the nicest Verbascum in the garden (if we don't count the new spore Verbascum 'Ishtar', which I am a bit prejudiced towards :))
This one pops up in the West Garden and one other place, where it was originally sown. I suppose I get about 10 volunteers, that come to fruition, in a year. It is a good number but not enormous. I could always do with a few more of this plant and I love the way it pops up in the most unusual of places.
This Verbascum is great for foliage and architecture and has yellow flowers. Other kinds have prettier flowers but look less well when not in flower.
And before you ask, I have been unable to collect seed from this plant. I've managed with the other three types of Verbascum in my garden but this one defeats me despite many and varied attempts :(
I think this spike looks very funny, like it's in jail. It kept getting tangled with the fence and freed and now looks like it's looking over wistfully