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Mullein in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Verbascum

 

Mullein

Verbascum - or mullein - are perennial or biennial, tall flowering plants that have a basal rosette of foliage from which, in Summer, arises a flower spike of saucer-shaped flowers that are attractive to bees.

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plant Features
  • Mullein likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Mullein likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mullein is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Mullein likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Mullein

Latin name

Verbascum

type

Biennial

family

Scrophulariaceae

ph

7.5 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mullein likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Mullein is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Mullein likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mullein likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mullein is 0.60meters x 2.00meters 0.60 M 2.00 M

Verbascum

Verbascum - or mullein - are perennial or biennial, tall flowering plants that have a basal rosette of foliage from which, in Summer, arises a flower spike of saucer-shaped flowers that are attractive to bees.


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear in succession from early Summer to late Summer

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in poor, free-draining alkaline soil in cottage gardens, wild-flower gardens, or borders

 

propagation by Division

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Using a fork dig up plant,try to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade. Replant the plants to the same depth as the original, water well, and keep well watered until established.

 
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