Candelabra Mullein Seeds
Candelabra Mullein Seeds
Chemical-free farm-grown Candelabra Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) seeds for organic growing.
All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.
1 pkg (approx 80-100 seeds)
Candelabra Mullein, Mullein
We suspect this cultivar is a stabilized cross between V. thapsus and V. olympicum that was a happy accident in our original garden at Ravenhill Herb Farm over a decade ago.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Europe, especially the Mediterranean. Asia, Africa.
In its first year Mullein grows a low basal rosette of soft fuzzy grey-green leaves about 1 or 2 feet wide. In the summer of its second year it sends up an impressive multiple flower spikes up to 8 feet tall and decorated in small lemon-yellow flowers. Multi-stemmed flower spikes of golden yellow flowers resemble a 'candelabra'.
Full sun, well-drained soil.
The seeds a very tiny and can be sown outdoors on the surface of the soil in fall or early spring, or started in flats and kept evenly moist until germination.
Mullein is very drought tolerant. It does not need staking as it holds itself up just fine. The spend flowers can be cut back, or the entire plant pulled after flowering to prevent self-seeding.
The leaves can be harvested in the first or second summer, the flowers in bloom, and the roots in the fall of the first year only.
The flowers could be added to salads or used as a garnish.
In the apothecary Mullein has an affinity for the lungs and the bones. The tea or tincture made from the leaves can be used as a respiratory tonic, and is especially good for dry hoarse coughs, bronchitis, asthma, and wheezing and tightness in the lungs. It is energetically cooling and moist and helps to calm inflammation and promote fluid production to clear the lungs.
Mullein is magic for the muscular skeletal system to which it also lends its cool moist nature, soothing and lubricating stiff and inflamed joints and helping to bring the spine in alignment. It is a bit of a nervine as well and the flower tincture is helpful for irritability and nerve related tension.
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Cut flowers.