Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Flush of White’ seeds -(Mullein, Candlewick Plant)


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Picture thanks to Jelitto Seeds

This  lovely snowy-white flowering species of Verbascum, ‘Flush of White’ is a true perennial which can flower in the first year if sown early enough in the season. It is a favorite cottage garden plant to combine with tall hollyhocks, or with delphiniums. Try it  in the front  of a mixed border, as its flowers are slender enough to make a statement without crowding out other plants. It will withstand a considerable amount of wind without snapping its stems.
Verbascums lend architectural form to the garden. The large  leaves  lie flat on the ground, like an open fan. From this basal rosette 3-4 stems often 1 m high, of snowy flat faced white flowers arise. A group of these plants provide a wonderful spectacle in the garden

Sowing advice
Sow 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost.   Sow in trays, or pots of good seed raising mix. Dont cover the seeds as they need light to germinate.  Place in a propagator or warm place to maintain a  temperature of 15-18°C . Keep soil slightly moist but not wet. The seeds germonte in about 15-21 days.  They are usually ready for transplanting in 5-7 weeks.  The plants have a long tap root so take care when transplanting.Harden off and plant out when all risk of frost has passed 45cm apart in full sun.

Seeds can be sown directly where they are to flower in either Spring (two to four weeks before average last frost date) or in Autumn (up to two months before first autumn frost) Sow thinly and thin seedlings after they have grown to about 20cm.

Additional information

Common Name

Mullein,Candlewick Plant



Maximum Height

1.2 m

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40