VERBASCUM SEEDS - aka MULLEIN
Verbascum phoeniceum, V. x hybrida
Verbascum plants provide dramatic vertical accents in the garden. Flowers attract butterflies and are excellent for cutting. Plants are drought, rabbit, and deer resistant.
TEMPTRESS SERIES Verbascum Seeds
Verbascums 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 and they frequently self-sow where happy. Flowers the first year when started early. Winter hardy to zone 5.
TEMPTRESS PURPLE Verbascum Seeds
BANANA CUSTARD Verbascum Seeds
Verbascum x hybrida
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 in the fall when old flowers removed. A striking vertical accent for the back of the border. Biennial. Winter hardy to zone 5. Grows nicely with 'Milkmaid' Butterfly Weed.
SOUTHERN CHARM HYBRID Verbascum Seeds
Verbascum x hybrida
Magnificent heavy blooming plants will flower the first year. Tall, elegant spikes of 1 inch circular pastel-colored flowers bloom in late spring and early summer, and repeat in the fall. Colors include creamy yellow, soft lavender, and peachy rose shades; all with central purple-red stars. They are 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.
KATIE'S CANDLES MIX Verbascum Seeds
A free flowering mix of violet, red, pink and white flowers on easy to grow 3 foot plants. They look terrific in mixed borders, blooming from late spring until frost. Often self-sows where it is happy. Tolerates more shade than most other Verbascum. A true perennial. Winter hardy to zone 5.
How to Plant VERBASCUM Seeds
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.