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Verbascum Mix

Also known as Mullein the plants are 3 to 3 1/2' tall and covered with a pretty mix of white, rose, red, and violet blooms all along the stalk in the spring. The graceful flower spikes rise above the crinkly bright green rosette of leaves and when cut back the stalks will shoot up and bloom again for a second and even a third time.

100 seeds 



Verbascum phoeniceum

Perennial, Zones 3-8

Germination:14-30 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 60-70ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 12-18” apart after the last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost in spring or fall. Sow a few seeds every 8-12”, thin to the strongest seedling

Growth Habit:Flat rosette of foliage with tall stems

Height and Width:36” x 12-18”

Spacing:12-18” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs:Average to dry, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in the second season, often blooms the first season when started early indoors

Uses:Cut flowers, borders, cottage gardens,  groups plantings, containers and planters, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds  borders, drought tolerant, deer resistant

Care:  Deadhead to encourage more flower production.


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karen N.
United States United States


So far I have seen no germination of the pye eye joe, verbascum and salpiglossis and Ivory towers. Darn. I would love to have those plants.Onions lettuce and peas doing fine. they have had time to be growing. My key board is acting up. Sorry for the sloppy.


Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hello Karen, We apologize that you have had issues with germ. Joe pye weed can be difficult to germ as they do require a period of cold to germinate properly. We do have a 90 day germination guarantee so we are happy to replace the seed or refund. Thank you! Matthew

United States United States
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Germination rate was top notch. I love verbascum but pretty mixes are hard to find. I started under lights Jan. 2021. Gifted seedlings to friends. Kept a lot. Transplanted in early April. Got my first bloom July 2021 in zone 8. It was lavender and gorgeous- see picture. I couldn’t be happier!! Like most verbascum- they’ll get to their natural height next season.

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Margery G.
United States

It's coming alone. Cut little seedlings.

So far, so good. There wasn't a high germination rate, but that's okay.

Diane O.
Milwaukee, WI

Verbascum seeds need cold stratification for at least 30 days

Verbascum seeds need a cold treatment for about a month before starting seed.