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Verbascum phoeniceum Violetta

Mullein

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 3' (Plant 20" apart)
Bloom Time: Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 6-9   [?]
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • For a Sunny Spot
  • Web Only

Verbascum General Information:

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.

Verbascum Plant Care:

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.

$8.95 ea.
(3+) $8.50 ea.
Spring 2014
Plant Code: VEVI