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Verbascum Pink Kisses


Great for cut flowers

A beautifully compact Verbascum which makes a rosette of felty green leaves with short, multi-branched stems of vibrant pink flowers during summer which make a great cut flower.


Loves a sunny sheltered position, perfect for a bed, border, rock or gravel garden.


Best in dry conditions and must have a free draining soil. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Once the flower spikes fade cut back to encourage more flowers through the summer. Remove any damaged or dying leaves to tidy up the plants.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available May - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering March - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 30 cm - 45 cm
Plant width 35 cm - 45 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Gravel garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From May to September