Shades of Summer Verbascum (Mullein) Seeds


3 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
A truly spectacular perennial! Each plant has multiple graceful spikes of blossoms in white, pink, deep rose, violet, and purple that attract butterflies. Fairly drought tolerant, fast growing, excellent in dry landscape gardens, or alone in mass plantings. Wonderful cut flowers; even dried stalks with seed pods add interest to dried arrangements.
$1.89 400 mg (~2,400 seeds)

Botanical Name: Verbascum phoeniceum

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Native: Europe, Asia

Hardiness: Perennial (short-lived) in USDA zones 4–8

Plant Dimensions: 2'–4' tall, 1'–2' wide

Variety Information: 1 ¼" wide, single flowers in white, pink, deep rose, violet, and purple

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Late spring to summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Fairly Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date and up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date. If sown as early as January in mild climates, plants may bloom first year. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. If started as early as January, may bloom first year. Sow in biodegradable pots; tap roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–15 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When ½"–1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Shades of Summer Verbascum (Mullein) Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Looking forward to this summer!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 5, 2021
Zone 5b - Colorado Front Range. For first year blooms, I started these in newspaper pots in mid-Feb in a greenhouse and transplanted in mid-May. We got blooms, so I'm looking forward to them coming back, taller and stronger!
Lauren from CO

Perhaps next year?

1 out of 5 stars Sep 30, 2021
Planted half a packet in Sept 2020 and half in May 2021, no germination. But I have a feeling that something may pop up next year hopefully. Will update if they do!
Cinzia Dinoi from NY
Owner Response: Hi Cinzia, In reading your reviews today, it sounds like you had difficulty with several kinds of seeds. I just wanted to let you know we are here to help! Please don't hesitate to contact us for help troubleshooting issues. It sounds like you started most seeds outdoors and possibly without supplemental water which may be the issue. Once the seed dries out it cannot recover and will die. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email about this item also.

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