Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Plant

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Description

Verbascum thapsus (great mullein or common mullein) is a hairy biennial plant that can grow to 5ft tall or more.  It is a common weedy plant that spreads by prolifically producing seeds, but it rarely becomes aggressively invasive, since its seeds require open ground to germinate.  It is widely used for herbal remedies, with well-established emollient and astringent properties. The plant has also been used to make dyes and torches.
Type:Biennial
Family:Scrophulariaceae
Growing Zones:3 – 10
Native Range:
Mature Height:4 – 8 feet
Mature Width:2 – 3 feet
Spacing:12 – 18 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Water:
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Fuzzy
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Small, yellow
Harvest:Leaf, Flower, Root
Harvest Time:Summer
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant

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