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Can't get perennial verbascum to flower? Bought this in flower last year, put it in my border. This year had to dig it up in spring and put in pot as it was being squeezed for space & not enough light. So would have thought by moving it a couple of months ago and putting it in sunny spot should have flowered by now? Looks healthy enough. Have fed it as well. Hmm... Any advice great fully received. :)




Doesn't need feeding - it prefers stony dryish soil that isn't particularly fertile. It's also listed as a 'bienniel or short lived perennial'. If yours flowered last year, this might be a seedling that's grown, or an offshoot off the original, don't know, but its not likely to be the original plant - they put out an awfully long tap root which would have been difficult to accommodate in an ordinary pot. Needs deeper soil than that pot is probably going to give it, though I can't see the depth of the pot - needs to be 9 or 10 inches deep,otherwise, in the ground, but it'll flower next year and not this, I'm willing to bet.

28 Jul, 2015


Thank you Bamboo. What would be the best thing to do with it? Put in back in border for the winter or repot in a deeper pot?

28 Jul, 2015


To be honest, I'd stick it back in the border - but it does need the sunniest spot you've got!

28 Jul, 2015


Bamboo-what would I do without your wise words! Thank you.

28 Jul, 2015


Blimey! Thanks Amsterdam, but what you'd do is listen to other people's wise words instead;-))

28 Jul, 2015


Bamboo-everyone has got experience and wise words to share! I have learnt so much from asking questions, reading other people's questions and really appreciate people like you taking time to answer them!

29 Jul, 2015


To be honest, I'm glad to have something to do a lot of the time, all this getting old lark means I can't do as much gardening as I once did, so now I have to talk about it instead!

29 Jul, 2015

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