Mullein is a herbaceous biennial or a short-lived perennial herb that is Native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia. Once mature, this plant typically reaches up from 2-7 feet tall and can be up to 2.5 wide. A drought-tolerant variety, mullein produces bright yellow blooms with five-petaled flowers grouped closely on a leafy spike. Loved by pollinators alike, it also has medicinal properties. Verbascum densiflorum. 140 days to maturity. 100 seeds per packet
Mullein typically grows best in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. This plant does grow wild in the United States and Canada. You can grow it in almost any type of soil, it does require moist soil when growing from seed. It does grow faster and produces more flowers when fed with a low release of 10-10-10 fertilizer. If starting indoors, scatter them on the top of your seed starting mix and lightly cover them with soil. Once they have grown a true set of leaves, transplant them into the garden or into a bigger container.
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Mullein Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant or direct seed
When to Plant: late summer
Planting Depth: 1/16″
Seed Spacing: 8-12″
Row Spacing: 24″
Days to Maturity: 140 days
Disease Resistance: n/a
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