Verbascum is a varied group of biennials, long-lived perennials and short-lived perennials producing insect-friendly spikes of flowers. Many have deep tap roots, allowing them to Bees, Does not attract Soundly perennial and very drought tolerant this Central Asian native is relatively new to cultivation and is by far the darkest flowered mullein available. We are here for you. Cut old flowering stems to ground level to prolong flowering. Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) Species: phoeniceum (feen-ih-KEE-um) 5 members have or want this plant for trade. Good with dark roses and traditional summer herbaceous plants. Avoid direct sunlight by shading seeds after sowing. Pests and diseases Mullein moths can eat foliage in summer and they do pupate close to the rosette in winter. The towering flower spikes are produced from relatively small, felted, grey rosettes. H 100cm. An upright habit, although some rosettes can be up to 90 cm wide. Flat rosettes of oval-shaped, deep green leaves form a solid base to the plant. The germination time is about two or three weeks at 12 to 15 degrees centigrade. Height 2m. H 90cm. In more fertile soils, it grows large and needs support. They are grown for their attractive flower spikes. Flat-faced, each flower sports a darker center with golden stamens. Also a good choice for cottage, wildlife and woodland gardens. Verbascum has a tap root so handle carefully. Attractive to Avoid damp or boggy conditions. Mauve-eyed small white flowers tightly held on spires. A few species, notably Verbascum phoeniceum, exhibit a colour range from white to purple. Verbascum ‘Petra’ has unusual reddish-brown flowers and is one of several cultivars bred by Vic Johnstone and Claire Wilson who formerly held the National Collection of Verbascum. Grow on and plant out once large enough. If starting off indoors then sow seeds about 7 or 8 weeks in advance. Store the seeds somewhere cool and dry. Birds, No reported toxicity to Move into shade as hot conditions and high temperatures stop germination and halt growth. Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Verbascums are eye-catching, drought-tolerant plants with felted, silver-grey rosettes of large leaves. Short-lived perennial. Pot up once true leaves develop: this can take three months or more. H 120cm. Mulleins have always been popular for their tall flower spikes, which provide useful vertical accents in the garden. Plant in poor, alkaline, well-drained soil in full sun. Difficult to acquire. 7 more photos VIEW GALLERY. Either plant out into final positions once large enough, watering regularly until the autumn rains come, or plant at the beginning of September. If in doubt, upend carefully and look at the root ball. A great mixture of colourful Verbascum phoeniceum that create the perfect border plant or feature for the patio in pots or containers. Westdelta 356 views. Livestock, No reported toxicity to Verbascum is a genus of about 350 species of mostly biennial plants but also some annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs. They are native from Europe to North Africa to Western and Central Asia. Cover the seeds lightly with compost or medium-grade vermiculite to help keep the seed moist during germination. Verbascum phoeniceum “Temptress Purple” USDA Zones— 5 – 9. Verbascum phoeniceum (Hybrids) Purple Mullein, Celsia. Plant in poor, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. • Barnsdale Gardens The Avenue, Exton, Oakham, Rutland LE15 8AH. Vzácná a efektní rostlina je též přísně chráněna. Propagation Propagate by division in spring or take root cuttings in winter. H 90cm. Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet. Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8. Best in dry gardens or it can flop. Move into shade as hot conditions and high temperatures stop germination and halt growth. People. Cut each into 5-10cm lengths making a horizontal cut at the upper end and an angled cut at the lower. Plant out in full sun 30-45cm apart in well-drained soil after all danger of frost has passed. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C. For best results grow Verbascum phoenicium ‘Violetta’ in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. H 90cm. Other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers and is a caterpilar food plant. Plants are the caterpillar foodplant of the mullein moth, Cucullia verbasci, which causes unsightly holes in the foliage. Dense-flowered mullein (Verbascum densiflorum) - 2015-06-09 - Duration: 3:55. Plant them young before the tap root develops. Verbascum phoenicium ‘Violetta’ is a compact perennial verbascum, bearing unusual rich purple blooms, followed by attractive seedheads, that gradually darken to a reddish-black. Place in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 15-18°C (60-65°F). Nice plants. Trial: Annual. Category: Biennials. If you're used to buying our magazine from the shops,  you can now order and receive the next issue delivered to your home. Verbascum flower between May and September and grow to heights that range from 30cm to 2m or more. Informationssida om anabolasteroider. Cultivation Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Verbascum strains and species often set copious amounts of seeds so you may want to remove the seedheads to prevent unwanted seedlings. If the strong tap root on a verbascum gets disturbed it fails, so pot-grown plants from a garden centre should be as young as possible. Most varieties require no staking. Flower spikes may be forced over by strong winds. There  is also a ‘White Domino’. Grow on in cool conditions (around 15ºC) until the roots reach the bottom of the pot. Other Names— Verbascum, White Mullein, Torches, Candlewick Plant, Golden Rod, Velvet Plant, Rag Paper. Verbascum phoeniceum. Germination will take between 14 and 30 days. £1.00. Press soil down firmly with your hand. Water lightly and place in a cold frame. Keep soil slightly moist but not wet. Bred by Vic Johnstone and Claire Wilson, it did well in 2007-2008 RHS trials. Cut old flowering stems to ground level to prolong flowering. Tel 01256 896533, www.hardys-plants.co.uk. Hem; Vad är Anabola; Ökat antal tester; Smuggling av preparat Cultivation Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in a sunny position Propagation Propagate by division in spring or take root cuttings in winter Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Drought Resistant City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rate of growth: average; Flowering period: May to August; Hardiness: fully hardy (but short-lived) Waving stems carry whorls of tissue thin purple blooms ascending to the finest point. Perennials. Truly perennial and pretty. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Verbascum phoeniceum 'Temptress White' (Purple mullein 'Temptress White') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years. It’s ideal for growing in a sunny mixed or herbaceous border, and is also suitable for growing in containers. A short stake will keep them vertical. Nice plants. Planting and Growing Verbascum. Verbascum phoeniceum. Cultivation. Gå till innehåll. May flowering – if deadheaded may re-bloom in autumn. Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth. Verbascum phoeniceum (Purple mullein) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years. Birds, Attractive to They do, however, need space and their candelabra profile makes them a great border plant. Ibid. Tall species are ideal specimens for the back of a border or in island beds. Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Wildlife. Once the seedlings are large enough to prick out (with two proper leaves) transplant them into 7.5cm pots of John Innes No 1. From tight rosettes of crinkled, dark green leaves, it produces in summer several, sturdy, two foot spikes densely wrapped in large and delicate, paper-like, cup-shaped blossoms of an intense dark carmine pink colour. For best results grow Verbascum phoenicium ‘Violetta’ in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Long wands of flowers above a rosette of leaves. First shown at The Royal Highland Show and similar in colouring to Verbascum ‘Helen Johnson’, although a touch more apricot-pink. Caterpillars. Words Val Bourne. Verbascum phoeniceum, 'Rosetta' Reliable and easy to raise from seed is this splendid variety, tough and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Years Trialed: 1999. A pretty verbascum with pink flowers and a darker plum-centre, just showing a touch of orange. Bloom stems were pretty; Colorful, size, germination; Excitement form those seeing it in the garden, always good to have spike flowers for bouquets. Problems Powdery mildew and other fungal leaf spots. Colourful perennials or biennials with handsome foliage and tall flower spikes that are attractive to bees. 60% (2 Reviews) Slender spikes of various shades. A very pretty Mullein, Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta' (Purple Mullein) is an evergreen perennial with graceful, airy spikes of rich, dark, violet-purple flowers. Verbascum phoeniceum Violetta is the smallest growing of the perennial Verbascums. Horses, No reported toxicity to Height 1.2m. First shown at The Royal Highland Show and similar in colouring to Verbascum ‘Helen Johnson’, although a touch more apricot-pink. Benefits from a covering of mulch over-winter. From the team at Gardeners' World Magazine. Insert each cutting so that the horizontal cut surface is just below the surface, about 6cm apart. Cut old flowering stems to ground level to prolong flowering. A Climate of all others the most temperate, 35 Degrees from the Equinoxial, and 55 from the Pole; abounding with most Excellent Wines, Fruits, Oyl, and Grain of all sorts, where, as the most perfect proof of Fertility, Palm-Trees grow in great numbers at this Day, without Care or Cultivation. How to Grow Roses From Cuttings Fast and Easy ... 28:23. Grow in alkaline, poor, well-drained soil in a sunny position, Propagation Verbascum phoeniceum, 'Rosetta' Reliable and easy to raise from seed is this splendid variety, tough and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. What is Hardy Perennial? Beneficial insects, Does not attract How to grow. Heavy / waterlogged soil will endanger the plant successfully over-wintering. 2m. Subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and receive 3 issues for only £5. Soil composition is important to purple mullein plants, which grow best when planted in the ground and not in containers. Hardy Perennial. Sun Exposure: Full Sun. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. The impressive wild herb mullein is cultivated for centuries, it is native to Europe and Asia. You can unsubscribe at any time. For best results grow Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Flush of White’ in well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade. Foliage: Herbaceous. Sow in April to May in warm conditions (roughly 15º-18ºC) in trays of seed compost. Best grown in an alkaline (chalky) well-drained light soil, in full sun. Tel 01386 422829, www.cgf.net, • Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants Priory Lane Nursery, Freefolk Priors, Whitchurch, Hampshire RG28 7NJ. Discover some of the most glorious gardens from around the world.Find out more, Already have an account with us? Suggested planting locations and garden types Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds City & … Sow in April to May in warm conditions (roughly 15º-18ºC) in trays of seed compost. Attractive to Verbascum phoeniceum, Mixed Hybrids Quite different from the other species offered, this is a graceful addition to the herbaceous border, bearing in early summer its long spikes of flowers in a range of bright colours including apricot, carmine, salmon and violet. An AGM (Award of Garden Merit) verbascum with tall spikes, easy to place in a sorbet of roses or silvers. Dogs, No reported toxicity to Some verbascum, such as Verbascum olympicum, have a reputation for being tough but not hard to grow. 3:55. Verbascum phoeniceum, the purple mullein, adds a vertically stunning accent to sunny gardens with its abundance of sturdy, well-branched spires of large, five-petaled flowers. H 40cm-60cm. Butterflies​/​Moths, Does not attract The larger surface area of the angled cut helps the plant develop roots and tells you which end is which. Chosen by Mat Reese. Cats, No reported toxicity to Bloom stems were pretty; Colorful, size, germination; Excitement form those seeing it in the garden, always good to have spike flowers for bouquets. Verbascum should be planted in well-drained soil and sun. AGM. H 60cm. Fill pots with equal parts seed compost and gritty sand or perlite. Two hundred and fifty species are mostly native to Europe and Turkey, all found on poorer, disturbed soil. H 90cm. Several stems of white flowers smudged in smoky damson-plum, studded with golden stamens. suck up water in drought conditions. No reported toxicity to Or you can cut the spike and collect the seeds and dry them in the autumn. H 120cm. Germination will take between 14 and 30 days. The genus name Verbascum comes from the Latin word barbascum which means "bearded", in reference to the hairy stamen filaments of some species. Commercially available packets of verbascum are easy to find. Light, airy and largely biennial. A plant that lives for more than two years. 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