Verbascum hybrid 'Plum Smokey'


Photo courtesy of Growing Colors

  • Spikes of purple flowers
  • Long blooming; mid-spring-mid-summer
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in well drained, light soil in full sun.  When placed in the correct spot, verbascum is low maintenance and easy to grow.  Blooms well into summer if spent flowers are removed.

Height: 16-18 in
Spacing: 12-15 in
Price Level 1: $13.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 5-9
Price Level 2: 4 for $50~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Long Blooming

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Groundhog Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Silver

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil