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Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’


Showy Mullein

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.537.450


This is a compact selection of the Showy or Purple Mullien, ideal for the front of a sunny border, in containers or the rock garden. It forms a low rosette of crinkly, scalloped green leaves, bearing upright stems with spikes of flowers shades of grape purple. Excellent for cutting. Remove finished spikes to encourage repeat flowering. Tends to act as a biennial or short-lived perennial, but plants will often self sow if seed is allowed to mature in late summer.

Further details for
Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   38-45 cm
   15-18 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’


Showy Mullein

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.537.450


This is a compact selection of the Showy or Purple Mullien, ideal for the front of a sunny border, in containers or the rock garden. It forms a low rosette of crinkly, scalloped green leaves, bearing upright stems with spikes of flowers shades of grape purple. Excellent for cutting. Remove finished spikes to encourage repeat flowering. Tends to act as a biennial or short-lived perennial, but plants will often self sow if seed is allowed to mature in late summer.

Further details for
Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Border
  Containers
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Large
Height
   38-45 cm
   15-18 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.