Each plant has multiple graceful spikes of blossoms in white, pink, deep rose, violet, and purple that attract butterflies. Fairly drought tolerant, fast growing, excellent in dry landscape gardens, or alone in mass plantings. Wonderful cut flowers; even dried stalks with seed pods add interest to dried arrangements. A short-lived perennial in USDA zones 4-8. Plants grow up to 2′-4′ tall, 1′-2′ wide, and produce flowers that grow from late spring to summer. Prefers full sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® Shades of Summer Verbascum (Mullein) Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date and up to 2 months before your average first fall frost date. If sown as early as January in mild climates, plants may bloom first year. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°–70°F.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date. If started as early as January, may bloom first year. Sow in biodegradable pots; tap roots are sensitive to disturbance.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.