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Mullein, Common (Verbascum thapsus) potted plant, organic [SD, WA no]

(1 customer review)

$6.00

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. Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant (first-year plant grown from seed)

Certified Organically Grown

Not for sale to SD state

 

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  1. Question

    d.bryant1a.z

    Hey Richo, will there be some more live mullein plant for sale this year?

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    rockcreekherbs

    Hello, With the Mullein plants, do they grow good in pots?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi RockCreek, Thanks for writing. Mullein grows well almost anywhere. They grow fine in pots, although they tend to get bigger than the pot, especially when they get their roots out the drainage holes and find some real dirt. Or gravel–mullein is not at all picky about that! Richo

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    Mullein Common

    scheibelhut.terry (verified owner)

    WOW ! These Mulleins are beautiful ! Packaged very well and even included a big fat Earthworm. So healthy ! I will be buying more, and I live in zone 6. Should I mulch them before first frost ? I assume they need stratification, Am I right ?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi terry, you’re doing this just right–get them planted in fast-draining, sunny area. they will flower next year. r

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    • scheibelhut.terry (verified owner)

      Thank you Richo. Cannot wait to put in my orders for the potted plant near spring time. Bless you all.

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    • Tere

      Hi Richo Got to know Mullein in 2021. Love it. Made ear oil, tinctured it w100 proof vodka and dried leaves for tea and smoke mix. Very useful plant. I planted seed in milk jugs in Oct in Ohio and lefty them outside all winter. In April I transplanted them in the flower garden and got the second year stalks with the lovely yellow flowers. Guess I was just expecting the first year rosette. Seems like a quick method for this biannual. Going to get to know mugwort 2022. Peace

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      it makes sense to me that the mullein grew like that. spring-sown, it shouldn’t flower until the next year, but if overwintered as a rosette, it should do what it did and flower in the second year. r

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    Amy (verified owner)

    Are the potted plants big/strong enough to go into ground right the way without growing in gallon pots first? Thanks!

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    Nick

    I was wondering if this could help treat/alleviate smokers lung? And if so how would it be used? I.e. tincture or smoked

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      The mullein is often made into a tincture and taken for treating upper respiratory woes.

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      Rajene

      I’m in zone 6a. Could I plant this outside now or should I wait until Spring?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Rajene, 6a is a bit cold, I would wait until spring. r

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      Jo Derby

      I Live in zone 4 and spread my seeds the fall of 2019 they came up in 2020 the rosettes .. Next year they will have flowers.

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    • Holly M

      will this grow in zone 8a?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello holly, thanks for asking, yes, we have this listed up to and including zone 8. richo

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    • Robin B

      In zone 7b can I plant the new mullein outside when I receive it or do I need to wait for spring? Thank you for your knowledge and generosity!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi robin, thanks for writing. sorry for the late reply, we got sidetracked pressing grapes and apples. anyhow i think you should be able to transplant the mullein outdoors still in a 7 b. pretty warm. one thing, its taprooted, so make sure to shake out the roots thoroughly and expose the taproont and plant it all the way in straight down. that will help immensely. richo

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