Shades of Summer Verbascum (Mullein) Seeds


4.1111111111111 out of 5 stars
(9 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.
$2.29 400 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

9 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.

Summer Verbascum

1 out of 5 stars Feb 7, 2022
None of the seeds even sprouted, much less grew.
Betty from WA
Owner Response: Hi Betty, We are sorry you had problems germinating these seeds. Quality is very important to use and our seeds are tested frequently to ensure the germinate rates meet federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help troubleshoot growing issues--feel free to contact us! A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help.

Great germination started indoors

5 out of 5 stars Feb 11, 2022
I started these on Jan 2, 2022 under grow lights in a 24 cell seed tray and they all germinated. I'm excited to eventually plant them out in the garden when the weather gets warmer. Would recommend this method.
Evelyn from IL

Gorgeous and Easy

5 out of 5 stars Apr 6, 2022
Started these from seed indoors in July 2021, planted out in September 2021, and am enjoying the most stunning flowers in April 2022! Low maintenance, beautiful, and pollinator friendly - Checks all my boxes! Will be growing many more this year to add.
Natasha from TX

Shades of Summer Verbascum

5 out of 5 stars May 11, 2022
These flowers are beautiful, and they smell heavenly!
Chloe from NJ

Nice bright colors

5 out of 5 stars May 12, 2022
These verbascum grew vigorously after being planted rather late. They flowered this early spring. I loved the colors. I've cut them back and hope for a 2nd flowering.
Janice from NC


5 out of 5 stars May 15, 2022
I planted the Verbascum seeds last season, and this year, they have bloomed for the first time! The spikes of color come in various shades of pink and white. They add height to the perennial garden beds, and they attract pollinators, too. I wish I could include a photo with this review.
Chloe from NJ


5 out of 5 stars Jun 1, 2022
Blooming TALL AND STRONG in their second year. Honestly, one of the most gorgeous flowers and the seed pods are so cute too. I have 12 plants and got a very large BUCKET FULL of flowers today. Worth the wait!
Darlene from WI

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