Mullein, Common (Verbascum thapsus) seeds, organic [SD no]

$3.95$31.10

Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Hardy to Zones 3 to 8

(Aaron’s Rod, Great Mullein, Common Mullein, Velvet Plant)  Biennial to 6 feet, native to Eurasia but naturalized worldwide.  The plant has 2 growth phases, making a large and downy rosette in the first year, rising to an impressive flowering wand in the spring to summer of the second year.  Traditional usage (TWM): maladies of the mucous membranes, antitussive.  This is the most productive and best respected species to grow for leaf production. Plant prefers disturbed soil, will grow in clay, gravel or loam, likes full sun and requires only moderate water. The seeds are light-dependent germinators.  Sow in spring by sprinkling on soil surface and tamp securely, then keep warm, evenly moist and in the light until germination, which is rapid.  Thin or transplant to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~1,250 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

Not for sale to SD, WA states

 

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  1. Question

    edhbronson

    Can I add these seeds ( Mullein, Common (Verbascum thapsus) seeds, organic [SD no]

    $2.95) to my pending order since it hasn’t been shipped yet?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We’re out of Mullein until new harvest circa Sep 2020. r

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    • shannan

      I live in New York If I order after harvest will the plant have time to grown before it gets cold? Or will the seeds be viable after the winter?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Mulleins are classic and dependable biennials. The plant may even drop seed that germinates and grows that same year, the resulting rosettes flowering the next year. But generally what happens is soil is disturbed in the spring, dormant seeds germinate on exposure to light, the rosette grows for the entire season, becomes large, and overwinters and flowers the following year.

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    Rebecca

    Do they require any cold stratification

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi rebecca,
      No, they need light, not cold. Richo

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    Kristina

    Hello! I only have potted space this year. Would Mullein do well in a pot? I’ve seen it growing on rock on the East Coast. I am currently in Portland, OR.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kristina,
      Actually, mullein does fine in pots. It often volunteers in pots around here, and sometimes outlasts the intentional plant!
      Richo

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    Mary W

    I live in Florida zone 9a and mullein grows wild everywhere along the roads. The road dept mows it down as a weed and it can get oversprayed with insecticides. I want to plant some in my garden but several transplants have failed. These pictures are similar to our variety but our leaves don’t get as big. They get as tall but not as fat. The leaves are similar but dark and gator skin cracks. I’m sure it is mullein but would like to try your seeds so I can have a ready supply regardless of the road dept. Do you have another source for out type down here? If I can get it to grow would you like some seeds? I will order seeds once you think they will do ok. Thanks, Mary

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Mary,
      I think you can grow the common mullein in FL. It is really the best kind for the purposes you seem to have in mind.
      Richo

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  5. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    Mullein is a biennial.

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