Scrophularia auriculata ‘Variegata’
Water Betony, Water Figwort
From western Europe. Though it has lent its name to a large and important plant family, the genus Scrophularia is relatively little known in gardens. Like other members of the figwort family, this 4-ft.-tall, 2-ft.-wide representative has more or less tubular, two-lipped flowers. Stems have flattened “wings.” Wrinkled, toothed, lance-shaped green leaves are strongly marked with cream and grow 2–10 in. long. Green, 1/2-in.-long flowers with a purplish brown upper lip bloom from summer into early fall.
Flower stalk to 2 ft.; flowers are 1 in. long and golden yellow with a purple-black midrib and veins.
Unbeatable choice for edging and mass planting as a groundcover; from the Sunset Western Garden Collec...
Valuable for form, foliage, fall color, easy culture. Moderate growth rate. Young and middle-aged tree...