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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: some to six plus feet
Plant Spread: rosette 6 inches to 3 feet depending on species
Leaves: Other: first year rosette , flower stem second year
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: most common color yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Mg (Magnesium)
S (Sulfur)
Fe (Iron)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds germinate at room temperature without pretreatment.

Common names
  • Mullein

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  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 1, 2013 11:56 AM concerning plant:
    There are about 250 species of mullein, native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
    Verbascum thapsus occurs throughout North America as an introduced weed.

    Common mullein ( Verbascum thapsus) is considered to be a herb and has many uses.

    Mullein species include biennials and perennials, with first-year leaves in a rosette and second year in tall flower spikes.
    Flowers have 5 equal petals and the most common color is yellow.

    I have grown several different species of these plants and found them to be a welcome addition to my gardens.

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