Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'
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|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Biennial or Short-lived Perennial
- Border (Middle)
- Neutral - Alkaline
- May - August
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Full Sun
- 45cm (18in)
- 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.
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.
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.