Scrophularia auriculata 'Variegata'
Water Betony, Water Figwort
Though it has lent its name to alarge and important plant family,the genus Scrophularia is relativelylittle known in gardens.Like other members of the figwortfamily, this 4-ft.-tall, 2-ft.-wide representative has moreor less tubular, two-lipped flowers.Stems have flattened“wings.” Wrinkled, toothed,lance-shaped green leaves arestrongly marked with cream,grow 2–10 in. long. Green,1/2-in.-long flowers with a purplishbrown upper lip bloomfrom summer into early fall.From western Europe.
Valuable for form, foliage, fall color, easy culture. Moderate growth rate. Young and middle-aged tree...
Has pink buds openingto very fragrant white blossomsto 5 in. across, with40–50 segments. Blooms latera...
Flowerstalk to 2 ft.; flowers 1 in. long,golden yellow with purple-blackmidrib and veins.