What are these

hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

Hello everyone,

Picked these up yesterday for a £1 each, I think the orange flowered is a verbascum of some sort  but not sure. No idea about the purple ones, but the bees seem to like it




 Thanks for any information image


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,089

    The purple one looks like a variety of salvia ?sclarea. Orange one, yes, verbascum.

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

    Thanks Busy Lizzie, are they perennials?Had a quick look about and found conflicting information

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    I'm pretty sure Salvias are herbacous perennials, not too show about verbascum but I would say that is too image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 5,196

    Yes. Both are perennials, although Verbascum can be short lived in some gardens.

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  • Yes agree salvia and verbascum. I have a card somewhere with variety name as mine is identical to yours and I have a blue, white and purple let me know if you need me to dig it out. 

  • hollie hockhollie hock Posts: 3,339

    Thanks very much, will find a suitable spot for themimage Be good to know the exact type Red, thanks

  • Will take a photo of label for you tomorrow. image

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