Verbascum - Mullein Mix (Verbascum Phoenicium) - 100 Seeds

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Mullein - Verbascum (Verbascum Phoenicium) - 100 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly
•USDA Zones: 4-9

This free flowering mix grown from Verbascum seeds will give your garden weeks of lovely colors. Commonly called Purple Mullein, this plant has dark green, crinkly leaves and beautiful spikes of papery-thin, round 5 - petaled blooms in shades of white, rose, and violet. The Purple Mullein plant starts blooming from the bottom of the spike and proceeds upward, opening one by one. Mullein flowers look lovely in a mixed border, and they can bloom from late spring up until the first frost. It is both deer and rabbit resistant, and butterflies love it! Verbascum flowers are excellent for cutting as well. Also considered to be a medicinal herb, the Mullein herb has diuretic, analgesic, expectorant, and antiseptic properties.

Medicinal Properties:
Mullein leaf is a highly-regarded, safe lung tonic of particular use for respiratory ailments, such as asthma, laryngitis, chronic bronchitis, and dry coughs. The leaves have an expectorant and soothing effect on the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Mullein is one herb recommended for children and adults to add to nearly all respiratory formulas. It can be considered to have a general tonic effect on the lungs. It is pleasant-tasting and not harsh, so the herb can be used as desired. The oil, made by infusing mullein flowers in olive oil, is beneficial for earache and inflammation. Two to five drops are placed in the ear several times daily. Mullein is also cleansing to the lymphatic system and is helpful for relieving skin problems, such as psoriasis.

Planting Instructions:
For outdoor sowing, wait until frost danger has passed and sow Purple Mullein seeds directly into prepared seedbed. Spacing should be about 18 - 24 inches apart. Verbascum Mullein will bloom the first year if the flower seeds are sown early enough in the season. Flowers can be left on to self-seed or can be deadheaded to encourage more blooming. If starting indoors, a 30-day period of cold stratification is recommended. Mix seeds with a moistened medium and place them into a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Then sow in flats 1/2″ deep. Keep consistently moist.

Season: Perennial
Light Required: Yes, prefers full sun.
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Well drained
Seed Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Seeds per Plant: 8
Plant Spacing: 18-24 inches

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