Puriri Lane | Verbascum phoeniceum | Violetta
Puriri Lane | Verbascum  phoeniceum | Violetta

Verbascum phoeniceum | Violetta

Regular price$14.00
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perfect for pollinators

An evergreen perennial this very pretty Verbascum Violetta has flat-faced rich violet coloured flowers held on airy spikey stems. Flowering from late spring to summer the flowers stems rise proudly above the flat rosette of leaves.  This Verbascum is shorter than many we do but still a stunning addition to the garden.

We have several verbascums - Verbascum x hybrida Southern Charm which looks striking planted with Violetta as well as Verbascum blattaria White Blush  and Verbascum chaixii | Album

Vita Sackville-West wrote in 1936 that her verbascums looked as though 'a colony of tiny butterflies had settled all over them'. Verbascum phoeniceum looks wonderful with old roses or in the fronts of soft coloured Hydrangeas. A favourite cottage garden combination is to grow them with towering hollyhocks, or with delphiniums in a myriad of colours.  Their height makes you think that they should be positioned at the back of the border but they certainly look great at the front of the garden where their stately spires can be admired. The flowers can be dried face down for use in Pot Pourri and whilst they are not the best at lasting as a cut flower, they still look pretty popped in arrangements.  Verbascums are happy in full sun to partial shade and like a well-drained position, they are quite drought tolerant once established.  Bees love the accessibility of the nectar with these pretty open-faced flowers.

Height 90cm with flower stems x 60cm Wide

Perennial | Hardy | Self-sows

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
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    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

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