Verbascum chaixii f. album
Verbascum chaixii f. album impresses with towering candelabras of dense packed white flowers,
each with a sparkling violet eye.
Summer Wedding Candles
Wedding Candles plants begin to bloom in spring and continue through summer.
Thus adding elegant height to the flower display.
However they are also good cut flowers.
Drought resistant & water-wise
Verbascum chaixii f. album are very hardy and easy to grow.
Because they revel in the sun and hot positions.
Where they are drought resistant and can manage on a minimum of water.
Revels in heat & poor soil
Verbascum chaixii f. album also tolerates a wide range of soils.
Including sandy soils, those with a concentration of lime, as well as rocky and stony soils.
Do not over-fertilize because hardy Wedding Candles flowers best, and thrives, without being over-fed.
Ideal for arid or seaside gardens
So they are ideal for gardeners in arid areas or by the sea.
Plus the flower towers have strong, stout stems, making them resistant in windy and exposed sites.
But do not feel you must have an arid garden to grow Wedding Candles. This plant is so handsome it deserves to feature in the most elite of flower gardens.
Rabbit & deer resistant
Happily for gardeners, rabbits and deer put the flavour of Verbascum very low on their menu sheet.
Verbascum chaixii f. album is a dry, heat & frost hardy perennial clump.
1m High candelabra towers of flowers x 60cm Wide and low foliage clump.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suits beginners & gardening with kids
Sow all year in punnets indoors / or scatter in the garden in spring or autumn.
INDOORS: First sow the seed in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now gently pat to ensure good contact with the surface.
And barely cover the seed with sieved mix / fine vermiculite / or fine sandy grit.
Because these seeds need light to germinate.
Now thoroughly moisten by standing the punnet in a shallow water bath and allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface from below. Then drain.
And place the punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in any direct sun).
Temperatures of 18-22C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
You can use a heat mat if you have one to maintain temperature, but it is not essential.
Because these seeds are willing germinators.
Then continue to keep moist by misting the surface from a spray water-bottle, as required.
But do not allow the surface to dry out.
However covering the punnet with a clear plastic lid or a plastic bag will greatly help maintain moisture and prevent drying out. And remove the cover as soon as seeds begin to sprout.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-21 days.
SEED COUNT: 500 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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