VERBASCUM phoeniceum 'Rosetta'

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VERBASCUM phoeniceum 'Rosetta'

Rosetta Purple Mullein
[Antique Rose]
Select Item No. VA088

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Cultivar. Europe, North Africa, West and Central Asia: steppes, forest edges.
Special Features: Basal rosettes, producing 24-36 inch flower spikes. A tough, drought tolerant self-sower.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEED in 2003.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: intense dark pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - August
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: oval, basal, rosette, dark green
Growth Habit: erect / rosettes-forming / clumping / flat
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / warm
Location:
Usage: flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.11111 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
9000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
1 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 8 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: A prudent recommendation would be to provide 6-12 weeks at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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