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VERBASCUM

Commonly known as Mullein

All Flower MAY-JUN

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.


  • Evergreen - and semi evergreen annuals, perennials and subshrubs
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - usually hairy, sometimes woolly plants with very short-stemmed flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - moth caterpillars, figwort weevil, powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe, northern Africa, western and central Asia
  • Soil Conditions - Alkaline / Chalk loving - - poor well-drained soil
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Buy Varieties of VERBASCUM

VERBASCUM chaixii 'Album'

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Commonly known as: Nettle-leaved mullein.
White flowers with mauve centres
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

VERBASCUM 'Firedance'

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
Fiery red
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

VERBASCUM 'Helen Johnson'

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
Saucer-shaped light pinkish-brown flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available again from SEPTEMBER 2020 - This plant will be delivered when new stock arrives in early autumn

VERBASCUM 'Kynaston'

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
White flowers with orange eye
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring

VERBASCUM 'Merlin'

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
Pale purple-pink with a brown centre
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

VERBASCUM olympicum

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
Tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

VERBASCUM phoeniceum

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Commonly known as: Purple mullein.
Shades of white, through pink to purple. Crinkly leaves
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

VERBASCUM 'Pink Domino'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Mullein.
Deep rose-pink flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ £10.00 each
£12.50 each

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