'Purple Mullein' Scrophulariaceae:
Bright dark pink colored flowers on spikes that grow 2 to 3 feet tall. Verbascum phoeniceum 'Rosetta' plants are biennials or short-lived, evergreen perennials. They have a low growing basal rosette of dark green leaves and the secound year they produce stems with close-packed, saucer-shaped, rich pink flowers that bloom in summer. The upright strems grow 3 to 4 feet tall. They thrive in full sun in well draining mineral (Loam, Chalk) based soils, with poor, infertile soils best.