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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'

We associate verbascums with yellow, but they are now available in an increasing range of rich and stunning colours like this one.
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1 x 9cm pot

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
Position
Border (Middle)
Soil
Neutral - Alkaline
Flowers
May - August
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
phoeniceum
Common name
Mullein
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
The more fertile the soil the taller they will get, but the plant is very adaptable and will put up with very poor soil and continue to self seed if conditions are desirable.

Description

We associate verbascums with yellow, but they are now available in an increasing range of rich and stunning colours like this one, 'Violetta', which gives marvellous towering spires in bud, full flower and as seed heads.

Care Tips

To encourage repeat blooming , cut off the central flower spike after initial flowering so that multiple flower spikes to form. Mulch overwinter for protection on cool days.