In autumn 2022, 25 purple mulleins Verbascum phoeniceum were planted onto grasslands under restoration in LIFE FOR SEEDS project in Goričko. They were raised from seeds gathered in Goričko.

With the aim to produce more than just a symbolic number of seedlings, seeds of 25 species were gathered on dry orchid meadows in Goričko in summer 2022. After drying they were stored in a freezer at -18oC. In the middle of March 2023 seeds were sown into substrate for the propagation of vegetable seedlings. Moreover, one acidophilic species (sheep’s-bit Jasione montana) was sown additionally also in acidic substrate for rhododendrons. By the beginning of April, 18 species germinated and were soon pricked out into individual pots.