White Mullein - Verbascum lychnitis White Mullein - Verbascum lychnitis
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Herb: White Mullein


Latin name: Verbascum lychnitis


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Biennial


Height:
100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of White Mullein:

Waste places and calcareous banks on dry soils.

Other uses of the herb:

Flower heads are used as a mouse and rat repellent in fruit stores etc.

Propagation of White 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 and calcareous banks on dry soils.

Medicinal use of White Mullein:

None known

Known hazards of Verbascum lychnitis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.