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AstroAstro Posts: 357
I have few verbascum 'southern charm' that I've started from seed. It's my first time of growing them and I'm not fully sure of the best way to take them through to next spring.

At present they in 4 inch pots and the roots are just showing at the bottom.  I figured they may be like foxgloves but thought I'd get some feedback from people that have grown them.


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,190
    You could probably pot them on as the roots are showing, but it also depends on where you are and what your conditions are like. Many people in drier, milder areas would probably plant those out, whereas in colder wetter parts, it's safer to pot on for planting out next year.  :)
    They look like good healthy wee plants though - you could always do both and see what happens - assuming you have quite a few.
    They're hardy, but many are short lived, so it may depend on what that variety is like  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    Thanks @Fairygirl ,it's north east England so generally wet. 

    The packet of seeds contained only 10 seeds in total, one seedling died and one seed got lost somehow. So I think potting on and putting them in the green house it shall be 🙂.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,190
    Many of them are bi-ennial too, so I think that's wise. Bigger, stronger plants, and you should hopefully get some decent flowers next year.
    I would overwinter them here too. Less chance of being annihilated by slugs and weather  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    At present they have been spending the nights indoors , getting some extra light under a grow light but they are getting too big to fit the space and it'll be used for other seedlings.
    Slugs and snails still have a try in the greenhouse but I can put netting on them. What types of verbascum have you grown before @Fairygirl ?

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