Verbascum phoeniceum, V. x hybrida

How to plant Verbascum seeds

Verbascums are dramatic vertical accent plants. Flowers attract butterflies, and are excellent for cutting. Plants resist drought, rabbits, and deer .

Banana Custard verbascum yellow blooms PR06266

BANANA CUSTARD Verbascum Verbascum x hybrida

Showy 5-6 ft. plants with gray felt-like leaves freely produce strong spikes of large, 2 in. 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.

50 seeds - $1.99

Katie's Candles Mix verbascum purple flower. PR06267

KATIE'S CANDLES MIX Verbascum Verbascum phoeniceum

Free flowering mix of violet, red, pink and white flowers on easy to grow 3 ft. 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.

500 seeds - $2.49

How to Plant Verbascum Seeds

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Sow verbascum: Sow seed 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 ft. apart.

Grow verbascum: Full sun, Katie's Candles Mix prefers afternoon shade in warm climates. Any soil with excellent drainage. Tolerates drought, better bloom with 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.