- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
This dwarf, hybrid mullein cultivar (a somewhat shortened version of the popular V. 'Helen Johnson' - see T770) is an erect, clump-forming, short-lived perennial which must be regularly propagated to keep it in the garden. Forms a large basal rosette (8\ tall by 8\" wide) of woolly, ovate, silvery-green leaves from which rise spires of 5-lobed, nearly flat, pale peach-pink to yellowish flowers with purple eyes (stamens) on 12-24\" flower stems. Long, late spring to summer bloom period with possible fall rebloom. Cross between V. phoeniceum and V. dumulosum."
- Full sun
- Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including poor dry soils, but must have good drainage. 'Jackie' is a short-lived perennial (typically 2-3 years). Remove spent flower spikes to maintain plant appearance and to encourage additional bloom. This hybrid is reportedly sterile and will not set seed. Plants can be propagated and kept in the garden by root-cuttings (best in early spring).
Size and growth:
- 1.0 to 2.0 feet
- 0.75 to 1.0 foot
Bloom / flowers:
- May - July
- Pale peach-pink to yellowish
Showy flowers, Yellow, and Pink
Borders and cottage gardens. Grows well in poor soils and will grow well on dry, rocky slopes or scree.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to spider mites in hot conditions. Wet, poorly drained soils are usually fatal. Short-lived.