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Verbascums are dramatic vertical accent plants. Flowers attract butterflies, and are excellent for cutting. Plants resist drought, rabbits, and deer.
Temptress Series Verbascum plants are 18-24 inch tall perennials which produce bright, showy flowers from late spring until frost. They are excellent for cutting. 'Temptress' verbascums look terrific in mixed borders or containers. Flower the first year when started early, often self-sow. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Magnificent heavy blooming plants flower the first year. Tall, elegant spikes of 1 inch circular pastel-colored flowers bloom in late spring and early summer, with repeat in fall. Colors include creamy yellow, soft lavender, and peachy rose shades, with central purple-red stars. Superb cut flowers. Easy to grow, 2-3 foot tall true perennial plants do not self-sow, never look weedy. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Free flowering mix of violet, red, pink and white flowers on easy to grow 3 foot tall plants. They look terrific in mixed borders, bloom from late spring until frost. Often self-sows where happy. Tolerates more shade than most other Verbascum. A true perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.
Showy 5-6 foot plants with gray felt-like leaves freely produce strong spikes of large, 2 inch bright yellow blooms in late spring and summer. Will repeat bloom in fall if old flowers removed. A striking accent for the back of the border. Biennial. Winter hardy to zone 5. Combines beautifully with 'Milkmaid' Butterfly Weed.
Sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil, do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70° F., germination is in 14-30 days. Transplant 1.5 feet apart.
Comments: Full sun, Katie's Candles Mix prefers afternoon shade in warm climates. Any soil with excellent drainage. Tolerates drought, will accept moderate to average water. Flowers are excellent for cutting, attract bees and butterflies. Remove old flowers for bloom over remarkably long season. Rabbit and deer resistant .