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PlantFiles: Purple Mullein
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta'

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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

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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2 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive tepelus 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 pgt 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.

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



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