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Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’
Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Temptress Purple’
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
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
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   38-45 cm
   15-18 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.