Mullein (Verbascum)

General Plant Information (Edit)
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
Pink
Purple
Russet
White
Yellow
Other: most common color yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
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
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds germinate at room temperature without pretreatment.

many spikes  full of blooms

The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 2)The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 2)
June 7, 2011

I hope that just some of the sights of the Chelsea Flower Show in my last article has made you want to see what else was there. There was an awful lot to see and to capture. Chelsea is always full of surprises and this year was no exception. I have always thought of the Chelsea Flower Show to be wrongly named as it is not just about flowers and plants, but has everything, as you will see. So as I have my boots on, let us go and see what we can find!

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 1, 2013 11:56 AM

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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