Also known as
Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod, Hag taper, Torches
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2 to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Common Mullein Overview
Verbascum thapsus is an erect, yellow-flowering biennial, also known as Great Mullein and Aaron's Rod. Its foliage forms a rosette of large grey, very hairy leaves in its first year. In the second year, it produces erect stems bearing a succession of light yellow, saucer-shaped flowers. Suitable for a dry position in a herbaceous border or a gravel garden, Verbascum thapsus prefers a poor, alkaline, well-drained soil in full sun. It is good for attracting bees and other pollinators.
How to propagate Common Mullein
Selected forms by root cuttings only.
Special features of Common Mullein
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Common Mullein