Scientific Name: Verbascum thapsus
Common Name: mullein
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Biennial, Invasive plant
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Medicinal plant, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Basal, Succulent, Heavily veined, Pubescent, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Crenate
Flowers: Spike, Yellow, Jul-Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves oblanceolate, margins round-toothed to entire, up to 45cm long, in basal rosette; florets yellow, up to 3cm wide, in spike-like inflorescence up to 50cm long. .