Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'
Rich purple flowers, with the fuzzy stamens typical of mulleins, appear starting in May. The flowers on the bottom of the spike open up first; the bloom then proceeds upward, with the little dark purse-buds opening one by one. The leaves, held in a low-growing basal rosette, aren't much to look at, so we have our plants in busy garden areas, where only the flower spikes draw attention.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Sharon Bruland||Jul 19, 2009||I love this flower. I too have planted them in my "backyard island gardens". Please, would you tell me the exact way to prune off the old blooms in order to generate new blooms in the same season? I appreciate your response in advance. |
I haven't attempted that. I'd look for a place where side shoots might emerge, and cut just above that point - but I can't say for sure if that would work.
- Seed for 'Violetta' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (67%G, 3-10d)
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