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Commonly known as Mullein
Statuesque wildlife plants with a long history of use as a herbal remedy.
Genus of 360 species, most of which are biennials, with a few annuals, perennials and subshrubs, some semi-evergreen or evergreen.
They are found mainly on dry, stony hillsides, wasteland and in open woodland in Europe, northern Africa and western and central Asia.
Natives are V. nigrum, dark mullein, uncommon and found on calcareous soils and V. thapsus, Aaron's rod, common on sunny banks and waste places.
Good to know - wildlife plant - bees, butterflies and other insects
Pests & Diseases - moth caterpillars, figwort weevil, powdery mildew.
Place of Origin - garden origin.
Height - 45cm (18in)
Spread - 35cm (14in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - rosette-forming perennial
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Alkaline Loving - poor well-drained soil
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