Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ is a hardy, evergreen perennial, that thrives in poor, free draining, sandy soils and alkaline soils.  Plant Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ where your plants can enjoy uninterrupted sunshine, or partial shade.

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ flowers from May to August.  Quite a compact Verbascum, Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’ produces flower spikes of vibrant purple flowers that reach 90cm (35 inches) in height.  If you deadhead your plants promptly, as their flowers fade, you might be able to encourage your plant to produce a few extra, shorter flower spikes.

This is a great plant to grow if you want to encourage insects to your garden.  Bees enjoy this Verbascum’s flowers, while caterpillars enjoy eating the plant’s leaves.

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