Elegant, deepest violet-purple petals with yellow throats on tall stems over tobacco-like leaves. The leaves aren't much to look at so plant this selection in a busy garden area where the flower spikes will be the attention grabber. Verbascum Violetta blooms their way up the tall stems. Spring Shipping Only.
Verbascum are bold plants with large velvety foliage. Flowers are atop towering spikes held well above the foliage. Plant Verbascum where you need a vertical accent. Needs lean, well drained soil.
Prefers a lean, alkaline well-draining soil. Avoid highly fertile and wet soils. Mature clumps do not respond well to division. Instead, pluck out a few seedlings in spring and transplant. Allow some seeds to fall if volunteers are desired. Removing flower stalks after blooming can increase vigor for over-wintering. Taller forms may benefit from staking.