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Verbascum phoeniceum (Hybrids)

Purple Mullein, Celsia

Hardy Perennial

 Customer Rating

Slender spikes of various shades. Grows freely from seed and always much admired. Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft).

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, wildlife gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
May, June, July
Sowing Months:
April, May
full sun
    • 1 packet (600 verbascum seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99

Sow April to May in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost, 1/16 Inch (1.5mm) deep in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 60-65F (15-18C). Germination usually takes 14-30 days.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle. Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 45cm (18in) apart in full sun.

Prefers a well drained soil.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

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Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
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  1. Give these time

    By Peter Humphrey 21-05-2012

    I grew these from seed last year and was underwhelmed by the plants. I have to say I have changed my mind. This year having survived several hard frosts the plants remained healthy, they are now with several flowering heads and are bridging that gap when bulbs have finished and summer bedding only just going in. I am pleased that I moved them nearer the front of the border. The bees are not the only ones pleased with the colours.

  2. Delicate flowers, but a strong plant

    By Peter Humphrey 15-04-2012

    The seeds I bought and sowed last year (2011)year produced an enormous quantity of very sturdy plants. The blooms on spikes are a lot more delicate than most verbascums, grouped together made some very colourful groupings. The plants overwintered with no mulching. The plants are already showing a very healthy growth, as a result there will be no need to buy any more seed. Thank you T & M for another useful addition to the flower border

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