Puriri Lane | Verbascum phoeniceum | Violetta
Puriri Lane | Verbascum  phoeniceum | Violetta

Verbascum phoeniceum | Violetta

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

An evergreen perennial this very pretty Verbascum Violetta has flat-faced rich violet coloured flowers held on airy spikey stems. Flowering from late spring to summer the flowers stems rise proudly above the flat rosette of leaves.  This Verbascum is shorter than many we do but still a stunning addition to the garden.

We have several verbascums - Verbascum x hybrida Southern Charm which looks striking planted with Violetta as well as Verbascum blattaria White Blush  Verbascum phoeniceum | Vintage Rose and Verbascum chaixii | Album

Vita Sackville-West wrote in 1936 that her verbascums looked as though 'a colony of tiny butterflies had settled all over them'. Verbascum phoeniceum looks wonderful with old roses or in the fronts of soft coloured Hydrangeas. A favourite cottage garden combination is to grow them with towering hollyhocks, or with delphiniums in a myriad of colours.  Their height makes you think that they should be positioned at the back of the border but they certainly look great at the front of the garden where their stately spires can be admired. The flowers can be dried face down for use in Pot Pourri and whilst they are not the best at lasting as a cut flower, they still look pretty popped in arrangements.  Verbascums are happy in full sun to partial shade and like a well-drained position, they are quite drought tolerant once established.  Bees love the accessibility of the nectar with these pretty open-faced flowers.

Height 90cm with flower stems x 60cm Wide

Perennial | Hardy | Self-sows

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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