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Dark Mullein

Dark Mullein

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Dark Mullein Seeds

Verbascum negrum
Black Mullein, black-rooted mullein, tall mullein

A tall biennial or short-lived perennial with yellow flowers and purple stamens, that appear June – July. The dark green leaves are lower down the stem and around the base.

It is often seen growing on roadside verges or disturbed ground, mainly in the South and East of England, often preferring calcareous (alkaline) or sandy soils, making it scarce in the North.

Dark Mullein is a food plant for the Mullein Moth (Cucullia verbasci) caterpillar, These black and yellow spotted caterpillars may also be found on other Plant species like buddleia and verbascums, before they eventually leave the host plant pupate and emerge as a moth.


Contents: Approximately 10,000 seeds

Average height: 50 to 150cm
Aspect: Full sun
Soil type: Chalk, clay, loam, sand - free draining
Sowing time: Spring or autumn
Flowering period: summer and autumn
Colour: Yellow

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage. 

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