Purple Mullein (Verbascum phoeniceum 'Violetta')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24-30 inches
Plant Spread: 24-30 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: In my gardenDate: 2011-07-29
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-05-17
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-06-20
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Location: Sun zone 6Date: 2011-05-27Planted here with Lilies
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8bDate: 2012-05-19
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Location: Sun Zone 6aDate: 2012-05-22Next to Oriental Poppy Beauty of Livermore
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Courtesy Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek
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Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms On April 20, 2015 Plant emerged
returned from 2014 winter sown seedling
lovesblooms On March 18, 2015 Seeds germinated
lovesblooms On January 25, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
gardengus On April 24, 2015 Plant emerged
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