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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'

Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'
purple mullein
Common name purple mullein
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle biennial /perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers purple
Size 24-36"
Light sun
From seed germinate at room temperature; do not exclude light
detailed seed-starting info below

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...

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Violetta' from '06 trade. Baggy 70F with light (67%G, 3-10d)

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