Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Seeds

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Seeds

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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

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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
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  3-10
Mature Height: 5-9 feet
Mature Width: 2 feet

Sowing: Start indoors in pots or sow directly in Spring. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 14-30 @ 60-70F
Special Maintenance: n/a 

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Sun
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description: Large, fuzzy
Bloom Time: Summer, June-August
Bloom Description: Small, yellow clustered on large spike stem

Harvest: Leaf, Flower, Root
Harvest Time: Summer-Fall, June-October

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant

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