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Verbascum 'Jackie' a dwarf, compact form


Verbascum 'Jackie' a dwarf, compact form

New this year. I've just realised that these prefer an alkaline soil. That explains why I keep having to replace them. Pity, as I love them.



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Did they have rust,K?...….This happened here and I stopped growing them too.

21 May, 2019

 

No Julia....no rust. They just seem to die off over the winter.

21 May, 2019

 

Hi Karen, V 'Jackie' is usually a biennial, or short lived perennial, and needs a very well drained, not very fertile soil in full sun, I think your soil is maybe too fertile for it, beside being too acid, lovely plant though, if only for this year, Derek.

21 May, 2019

 

Thanks for that Derek. I think I need to let go of Verbascums now and look for something else. :)

21 May, 2019

 

Hi Karen, yes, I think you're probably right, no use fighting nature, but they are lovely plants, perhaps Gentiana might make a good alternative, they need an acid soil, some neutral to acid, so I think your soil may be better suited to something like that, Derek,

21 May, 2019

 

I do have some lovely Gentian Derek, thanks :)

21 May, 2019

 

I think I will keep our new one in container.........

21 May, 2019



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