Scrophularia auriculata ‘Variegata’ VARIEGATED FIGWORT –
Really, a horrible name for such a lovely plant. Beautiful spires up to 1m. These bear small trumpets of rich burgundy, However it is mainly grown for the showy foliage highlight. Arrow shaped leaves of sage green, each broadly edged with creamy white. A result that really lights up a dull spot. Scrophularia auriculata ‘Variegata’ Tolerates clay soil, but not at its best in sandy soil. Likes leaf litter and mulch and is frost hardy.
– Height with flowers: 100cm approx.
– Width: 80cm approx.
– Position: Prefers some Shade – Dappled Sun, Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade, to Deep Shade.
– Soil: Preferably rich, moist but well drained soil. Will tolerate a range of soils as long as it doesn’t dry out for long periods.
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, Butterflies as well as other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: An easy to grow plant that is also low maintenance. Cut back if the foliage becomes worn during growing season and it will recover quickly with new, dense and bushy foliage.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Luckily, they do not favour the wrinkled texture of this plants foliage.
– Origin: Some studies suggest that Scrophularia originated during the Miocene (between 5-15 million years ago) in Southwestern Asia. From there, the genus spread to Eastern Asia, the New World, Europe, Northern Africa, and other regions.