Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) — Seeds




This is a Mullein.

Mullein blooms late spring to early fall with yellow flowers. It is very drought tolerant, a dynamic accumulator, ornamental and a pioneer plant. USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-10.

A beautiful non-competing weed with many purposes. The floral stalk contains hundreds of quarter inch yellow flowers which bloom through summer. Mullein is a great pioneer plant whose seeds can wait in the soil for a century until disturbance to germinate. It doesn’t compete with other plants. A great plant for the medicine garden. The most phallic of all plants. The leaves are very soft and perfect size for toilet paper, so grow some by your outdoor compost toilet!.

Seeds Per Gram: 1300
Common Name: Mullein
Latin Name: Verbascum thapsus
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Bloom (species): late spring to early fall
yellow flowers
Tree (species): very drought tolerant
a dynamic accumulator
a pioneer plant
Other Common Names: Common Mullein, Great Mullein, Greater Mullein, Toilet Paper Plant, Woolly Mullein, Aaron’s Rod, Velvet Plant
Lifecycle: Perennial
Forest Layer: Herb, Flower
Food Type: Tea
Height: 1-7ft
Width: 1-3ft
Hardiness (species): 4-10
Sun: Full, Partial
Native Range: Europe, Africa, Asia
Naturalized Range: Pretty much everywhere
Invasive Range: SD
Habitats: Disturbed, not marshy
Soil PH: 3-9
Soil Type: Rocky, Sandy, Loamy, Clay
Water Needs: Low
Pollinated By: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Propagation: Scatter seeds on top of potting soil or on the ground and cover with 1/16th in of potting soil. Seeds in the soil can last 100+ years.
Wildlife Supported: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Food Uses: Dried flowers used in teas
Other Uses: Leaves can be used as toilet paper. It has been used to make dyes and torches.
Sources: davesgarden.com

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