Herb: Moth Mullein
Latin name: Verbascum blattaria
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
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.