Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, Scrophulariaceae, 100 seeds per pack, Organic, GMO Free, Organic, Heirloom
100 Seeds per pack
Scientific Name: Verbascum thapsus
Mullein grows in a tight silvery rosette of leaves its first year and then produces a single unbranched stem covered in blooms its second year. It has been widely used for herbal remedies for its emollient and astringent properties. It also sees use in topical applications for few different skin ailments. Mullein is fairly easy to grow, doing well in most well lit areas with disturbed soil. It is a common weedy plant but seldom becomes an issue due to it needing open ground to germinate.
Recommended Uses: Medicinal
Height: 1-2 m
Flower Color: yellow
Other Names: Great mullein, Common mullein, Indian rag weed, Poor man’s blanket, Wolly mullein, Velvet mullein (It should be noted that there are over 40 common names in English alone, so some of the more common ones are listed)
Choose a full sun area for best growth. Plants should be spaced out well enough so they don’t overlap, usually 18 inches is enough. Overall mullein has low water requirements, allow the soil to dry out between watering. Mullein is frost resistant; however, mulching should be utilized before a frost to protect the roots. It often takes to the second year to produce its blooming stalk.