Wooly mullein (Verbascum phlomoides
) is a statuesque biennial to perennial native to dry, stony regions of France. The variety 'Chaixii' is sometimes sold as a garden perennial in the States. Wooly mullein is valued ornamentally for its 3- to 5-foot height, thickly furred, gray-white foliage, and bold candelabras of luminous yellow flowers. In Europe, wooly mullein is a valued and much used medicinal herb.
Plant wooly mullein in spring through summer in full sun and well-drained soil. Its nearly-white foliage makes it a wonderful addition to a moonlight garden, but it is just as much at home in the classic perennial border or dry meadow. Excellent xeriscape plant.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 1 g (about 8000 seeds)