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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.
EvergreenAnd semi evergreen annuals, perennials and subshrubs
Additional FeaturesGood to knowUsually hairy, sometimes woolly plants with very short-stemmed flowers.Pests & Diseasesmoth caterpillars, figwort weevil, powdery mildew.Place of originEurope, northern Africa, western and central Asia
Soil ConditionsAlkaline / Chalk lovingPoor well-drained soil
Buy Varieties of VERBASCUM
white flowers with mauve centres
pale apricot-pink with purple centre
soft yellow-brown with purple centre
saucer-shaped light pinkish-brown flowers
grey-green leaves and pale peachy-pink flowers with a purple eye
white flowers with orange eye
tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic
shades of white, through pink to purple. Crinkly leaves
deep rose-pink flowers