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

(3 customer reviews)

$3.95$26.55

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
5 g contains ~6,250 seeds
10 g contains ~12,500 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

Not for sale to SD, WA states

 

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  1. Laura M

    One of the best medicinal plants for the garden

    Laura M (verified owner)

    Mullein is a beautiful, lovely plant, and it will reward you with abundant medicine. One leaf is enough for many portions of tea! I found that my mulleins did better than expected in part shade conditions. I also found that it was relatively easy to kill them with over-watering. My mulleins in pots fare slightly better than the ones I put into the clay ground. Perhaps the clay soil was too waterlogged in the winter, or perhaps the gophers got them. Interestingly, I managed to grow a big harvest of leaves simply because I forgot to transplant seedlings. The little seedlings got pretty big in their half-gallon pots, enough for a significant harvest of leaves. I think some of the roots snaked through the drainage holes, so it was technically rooted–but I think this method may help keep the plant from getting waterlogged–and it definitely helps protect from gophers.

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    gardengate500

    I’ve never grown Mullein, either variety, but I’m curious – do y’all think Mullein would work well to help out in general soil remediation? I’ve got a patch of land that has had a lot of years of rainwater run-off from a busy road, and I’m looking to clean up that soil before I plant in it!
    I’ve got other seeds for this purpose as well, so I wouldn’t be counting on it to do the whole job.
    Just by looking at Mullein, I’m guessing the root would go pretty deep? Do you happen to know if the root ball spreads out pretty far too? Thanks for you time!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi! the mullein is a good bioremediator, breaking up hardpan with a deep taproot, not spreading, and adding plenty of humus to the soil, also attracting bees. r

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  3. 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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    • Sheryl

      Ca you ship philippines?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Sorry, usually not successful

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    • Bebe

      Can you grow Mullen in Florida

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Bebe, Mullein is a biennial so although you can easily grow the first-year rosette in Florida, the plant may be confused by the lack of a winter so the flowering stage may not occur according to plan. Or it might. richo

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    • Judy Miller

      Richo, I too live in FL now and want to grow mullein. Do you think freezing the seeds prior to planting would help?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi judy, mullein germinates quickly when pressed into sandy soil, watered and left in the sun. It doesn’t need stratification. Richo

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  4. Question

    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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  5. Question

    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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  6. Question

    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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  7. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    Mullein is a biennial.

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    • Christine Chandler

      Must it always be planted in disturbed soil? Would it do well on the edge of a woodland?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      yes, make a seedbed by disturbing the soil and sprinkle the seeds on that and tamp with hands or feet.

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