Verbascum, Hybrid Mullein, Ornamental Mullein 'Violetta'

Verbascum phoeniceum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) (Info)
Species: phoeniceum (feen-ih-KEE-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Violetta

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Biennials

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Richmond, California

Sebastopol, California

Cordele, Georgia

Pinconning, Michigan

Fremont, Ohio

Ogden, Utah

Radford, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 2, 2010, tepelus from Nashville, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Beautiful purple flowers in the spring, though not long flowering. Would look good mixed with yellow and orange flowering plants, or plants with golden foliage. I've noticed that the plant goes dormant in the heat of summer, and new foliage emerges when temperatures cool down in the fall. Can be short-lived.

Positive

On May 3, 2010, pgt from Chalfont, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I LOVE this verbascum. Mine are about 4 feet tall, and beautiful. And, they don't require staking. They are very striking, and everybody comments on them.

BACK TO TOP