Ornamental Mullein

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Verbascum nigrum cv. Album
Common Name: Ornamental Mullein
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Time: July to August
Height: 24-36 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: White
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Long flowering, low maintenance perennial
  • Blooms in late spring and will continue to rebloom after deadheading throughout the summer and into the fall
  • Adapts well to a variety of soil conditions but must have good drainage
  • Performs best in full sun
  • Flowers don't last long as cut flowers so either dry them or enjoy in the garden
  • It is a food source for the black and yellow spotted caterpillars also known as 'Mullein Moth' from the plant's common name
  • Rabbit and deer tolerant