Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta’
Spires of densely packed, rich dark violet-purple. Flowers, spring & through summer. Good cut flowers. Hardy & easy to grow. Sun. Drought resistant. Tolerates wide range of soils including sandy & lime. Dry, heat & frost hardy perennial clump. 75cm H x 45cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suitable for beginners & gardening with kids
Sow all year in punnets indoors / scatter in the garden in spring or autumn.
INDOORS: First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then pat gently to the surface to ensure good contact.
Now barely cover the seed with sieved mix / vermiculite / or fine sandy grit.
Because these seeds need light to germinate, so do not bury them.
Now thoroughly moisten the sown punnet by standing in a shallow water bath.
And allowing the moisture to percolate up to the surface from below.
Then place the punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in direct sun).
You can use a heat mat if you have one, or a warm window sill (out of the sun).
Temperatures of 15-20C approx. are best for rapid and optimum germination.
Continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water bottle as required.
Covering the punnet with a clear plastic lid helps top conserve moisture.
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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