This genus has a host of common names, including “Beggar’s Blanket” and “Old Man’s Flannel.” In England, the very poor used to put the thick leaves into their shoes for warmth. Although most of the more than 300 species are biennials, our offerings are predominately perennials. Though some are dwarfs and some are giants, nearly all have fuzzy stamens and prefer very well-drained sandy or rocky soil. We like to use them in the border or rock garden as specimens or en masse for a meadow-style planting.
‘Rosetta’ puts on a colorful flower display, bejeweled in pretty carmine-pink hues. Anchored by comely, crimpled dark green leaves, the tall spires host sumptuous, gold-centered, saucer-shaped blossoms that celebrate the vivid hues of Phygelius ‘New Sensation’ and Liatris ‘Floristan Violett’.
Size: 2' 0" – 2-1/2' high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 6.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Verbascum chaixii ‘Sixteen Candles’
- Verbascum chaixii ‘Wedding Candles’
- Verbascum ‘Clementine’
- Verbascum ‘Gainsborough’
- Verbascum hybridum ‘Wega’
- Verbascum nigrum ‘Album’
- Verbascum olympicum
- Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Flush of White’
- Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’
- Verbascum ‘Pink Domino’
- Verbascum ‘White Domino’