Verbascum phoeniceum Violetta
Graceful spires of purple blooms above rosettes of rich green leaves. Attractive seed heads add further interest. Perfect for borders and also suitable for container growing. Deadhead to prolong flowering.
Plant Class: Hardy Perennial (HP)
Indoor growing instructions In trays of seed compost. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Keep at approx. 13°C. Germination takes 14-28 days. When large enough transplant 10cm apart in further trays of compost. Acclimatise plants to outdoor temperatures from late May before transplanting 30cm apart in final flowering position. Flowers June to August, the same year.
Outdoor growing instructions In trays of seed compost. Sow thinly in moist compost. Keep trays in a cold frame or cool greenhouse. When seedlings are large enough transplant 10cm apart in further trays and stand outside. Transplant 30cm apart in final flowering position from September to October. Flowers May to August, the following year.
Tip Feed plants in autumn, especially in the first year. Deadhead to prolong flowering.