Verbascums are statuesque in both foliage and flower. This elegant species, native to the Olympus mountains is arguably the finest of the genus. Tall flower spikes rise from the centre of the foliage, each are weighted heavily with bright, golden-yellow blooms giving the effect of an enormous candelabra.
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White'Also marketed as 'White Bride'€2.35
The poise of the lovely Verbascum phoeniceum 'Flush of White' makes this plant a natural candidate for the front of the border, even though its height might suggest, that it should go at the back. In summer winds, which snap off delphiniums and toss sunflowers awry, the Verbascum stands defiant.
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Hybrids Mix'Purple Mullein€1.95
English gardeners are very familiar with this plant and consider it essential for a well-structured garden. Verbascum phoeniceum 'Hybrids Mix' flower freely, giving a glorious plethora of colours from delicate salmon to rich claret. A true perennial which can flower the first year given an early sowing.
Verbascum phoeniceum 'Rosetta'Antique Rose or Purple Mullein.€2.35
Verbascum phoeniceum is a stately plant, which combines architectural form with beautiful colouring. 'Rosetta' produces elegant spires of intense pink blooms which are always much admired. They bloom throughout the summer, with a few sporadic flowers late into the year.
Viola odorata 'Queen Charlotte'Sweet Violet, Florist's Violet€2.45
Introduced in Germany in 1900, 'Konigin Charlotte' are famously grown for their perfume. The violet coloured flowers are extremely fragrant, This cultivar is unique in that its flowers turn upward making them viewer friendly. It is also one of the longest flowering violets with scented flowers.
Viola odorata 'Reine de Neiges'Sweet Violet. 'Snow Queen'
Also marketed as 'Scheekonigin' and 'Eismeer'.€2.75
Cultivated in Switzerland in 2004 from the famous 'Queen Charlotte', One would think that 'Reine de Neiges', or 'Snow Queen' would be a white bloomer. The flowers are almost white, a clear crisp ice-blue. Long blooming and upward facing, their fragrance is intense.