VERBASCUM

Commonly known as Mullein

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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.

Further Reading....
  • 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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Verbascum - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of VERBASCUM

VERBASCUM chaixii 'Album'

VERBASCUM chaixii 'Album'

Nettle-leaved mullein

white flowers with mauve centres

 
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VERBASCUM 'Cotswold Beauty'

VERBASCUM 'Cotswold Beauty'

Mullein

pale apricot-pink with purple centre

 
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VERBASCUM 'Cotswold Queen'

VERBASCUM 'Cotswold Queen'

Mullein

soft yellow-brown with purple centre

 
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VERBASCUM 'Helen Johnson'

VERBASCUM 'Helen Johnson'

Mullein

saucer-shaped light pinkish-brown flowers

 
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Available Early Spring 2023 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
VERBASCUM 'June Johnson'

VERBASCUM 'June Johnson'

Mullein

grey-green leaves and pale peachy-pink flowers with a purple eye

 
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VERBASCUM 'Kynaston'

VERBASCUM 'Kynaston'

Mullein

white flowers with orange eye

 
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VERBASCUM olympicum

VERBASCUM olympicum

Mullein

tall spikes of yellow flowers and grey woolly leaves. Monocarpic

 
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VERBASCUM phoeniceum

VERBASCUM phoeniceum

Purple mullein

shades of white, through pink to purple. Crinkly leaves

 
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VERBASCUM 'Pink Domino'

VERBASCUM 'Pink Domino'

Mullein

deep rose-pink flowers

 
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