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Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Rosetta’
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Verbascum phoeniceum Rosetta


<i>Verbascum phoeniceum</i> ‘Rosetta’



This genus has a host of common names, including ‘Beggar’s Blanket’ and ‘Old Man’s Flannel’. In England, the very poor used to put the thick leaves into their shoes for warmth. It is also said that when fish eat the seeds, they are stupefied and can be gathered by hand.

Although most of the more than 300 species are biennials, our offerings are perennials. Though some are dwarfs and some are giants, nearly all have fuzzy stamens and prefer very well drained sandy or rocky soil. We like to use them in the rock garden as specimens or for naturalizing.

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Rosetta’ full sun

'Rosetta' puts on a colorful flower display, bejeweled in pretty carmine-pink hues. Anchored by comely, crimpled dark green leaves, the tall spires host sumptuously hued, gold-centered, saucer-shaped flowers that celebrate the vivid hues of Phygelius ‘New Sensation’ and Liatris ‘Floristan Violett’.

Size: 2' 0"–2-1/2' high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Rosetta’ (P-1229)
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