In mild climates in fall, most nurseries sell delphiniums, foxgloves, and verbascum
bombyciferum; and V olympicum.
FLOWER POWER: The towering floral spikes of Verbascum
This week's online offer is for six Verbascum
phoeniceum "Violetta" for just PS3.
Rachel Smith, Shaftesbury, Dorset TRY rust-coloured flowers like verbascum
Helen Johnson and Phygelius aequalis or phormium Sundowner, and grasses such as Carex comans Bronze Form.
A NEW dwarf form of verbascum
(mullein) is available this spring.
Take cuttings from perennial wall flowers and verbascum
hybrids, penstemons and diascias.
Drought-tolerant plants such as geraniums, agapanthus, alliums, phormiums, euphorbias, hebes, verbascum
and nepeta ease the burden of watering, and most established shrubs and perennials need less watering because their roots go deep enough to find moisture.
Take root cuttings from oriental poppies, verbascum
,Primula denticulata and Phlox paniculata, among many others.
Plants suitable to be propagated like this include oriental poppies, verbascum
, acanthus and Japanese anemones.
Take root cuttings from oriental poppies, dianthus, verbascum
, Primula denticulata, Phlox aniculata and eryngium.
Weave drought-tolerant perennials like Verbena bonariensis, day lilies, poppies, verbascum
, aquilegia, achillieas and red-hot pokers through ornamental grasses such as Stipa gigantea, Stipa arundinacea and Stipa capillata in bold drifts in a sunny patch of lawn and let them run wild.