I cut an advertisement out of a magazine for Burpee’s Southern Charm Verbascum in 1995. It has been in my files since then. I finally found one in 2020. This Flower plays the long game.
This Verbascum/Mullein has not been happy here. I have moved it… I thought. Now a struggling plant is in the old spot and another in the new location. I will keep moving it until it is happy.
In the mean time, I will enjoy its scraggly spikes with the color combo that I love and the tiny bees that fascinate me.
The anatomy of this bloom is not the usual centered symmetry of stamen and pistil. The stamen look like purple pipe cleaners.
It struggles along but survives. I know how it feels.
Grow(and bloom)where you are planted.