Herb: Moth Mullein


Latin name: Verbascum blattaria


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial/Perennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
June to
October

Habitat of Moth Mullein:

Waste places in damp ground. Rather rare and not persisting, it is possibly an introduced species.

Other uses of the herb:

The plant repels insects, it is used indoors to repel moths and cockroaches.

Propagation of Moth Mullein:

Seed - sow late spring to early summer in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 3 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in late summer. The seed has a long viability.

Cultivation of the herb:

Waste places in damp ground. Rather rare and not persisting, it is possibly an introduced species.

Medicinal use of Moth Mullein:

None known

Known hazards of Verbascum blattaria:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.