How to grow Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus growing herbaceous of the genus Verbascum also known as Great mullein or Common mullein, Verbascum thapsus biennial plant, used as medical plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-9.

Leaves color green to gray, leaves hairy in elliptic to oval shape and grow in rosette structure.

Verbascum thapsus flower

Flower color yellow in bowl shape the flowers grow on stems and bloom from the down to the top.

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How to grow Verbascum thapsus growing and care:

Clean area can’t grow in shade, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive (but if you create shade the plant will disappear)

Planting season:
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead leaves

Size of the plant:
1-2m, 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Bowl yellow flowers grow on stems and bloom from the down to the top

Scientific name:

Verbascum thapsus

How to grow Verbascum thapsus

Verbascum thapsus flowers

Verbascum thapsus blooming season

Verbascum thapsus plant care

Growing Verbascum thapsus


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9