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Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'


A choice, rich dark purple-violet flowering plant. Deadhead after blooming to produce a second flush of flowers. This purple flowering mullein has handsome, dark green, crinkled, oval-shaped, basal leaves that form a mat on the ground before six to ten unbranched flowering spikes rise from the ground producing dozens of rounded paper-like blossoms on three foot tall stems. 'Violetta' is a reliable late May to July, rich purple-flowering seed strain, with abundant flowers even re-blooming after dead-heading. A plant that is useful for its vertical effect and worthy suitability for smaller gardens. Grow in well-drained soils in full sun. 'Violetta' is easy-to-grow and self- sows it's self in the garden year after year. Not all plants will come true, weed out off colors. Germination in two to three weeks at F 65. Needs full sun and dry/well draining soils in the winter and early spring. Keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) Do not cover the seeds, but tightly press into the seed starting mix.

Zones (4)5-8

100 seeds