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