Mullein

Mullein takes one for the team. What we mean is, it grows in disturbed soil, seemingly bereft of nutrients. It asks very little, and gives so much. A tea made from an infusion of Mullein's leaves is a very effective respiratory expectorant, helping one to kick that pesky cough that just won't go away. The flowers are combined with garlic and infused in oil to treat ear infection. The dried leaf is an excellent smoke, blending well with other dried herbs such as lavender flowers, tobacco & chamomile. The second-year flowering stalks make great torches, and the leaves are the best 'natural' toilet paper known. Although not demanding of great care, given fertile soil, some water, and a little space Mullein will grow into a huge plant! An all time favorite herb in these parts. 

Dense Flowered Mullein
Dense Flowered MulleinPacket: ~250 seeds (0.04 gram) More info7858 available
The most towering mullein we have grown, Dense-Flowered (Verbascum densiflorum) is a towering beauty. Incredibly vigorous and easy to grow, thriving in the poorest of soils. Flowering stalks reach beyond 6' tall, with a profusion of yellow flowers. Heavy yields of medicinal leaves that are excellent in smoking blends as well as for respiratory ailments. 90 days: leaf; Second year: flower/seed. Biennial.
$3.75
Great ("Common") Mullein
Great ("Common") MulleinPacket: ~250 seeds (0.04 gram) More info1248 available
Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is just that; the soft, minty-green leaves are our favorite for teas or smoking. Also known as "Common Mullein," this species is quite prolific,åÊboth in terms of its breadth of habitat and leaf production. Incredibly easy to grow and pretty to look at. 100 days to leaf. 2nd year to flower/seed. Biennial.
$3.75
Mullein Seed Collection
Mullein Seed CollectionFour Packet Collection (~250 seeds/packet): Common/Great, Silk, Purple-Throated, Dense-Flowered More info393 available
We've assembled our mullein seed collection for enthusiasts who love having these plants around for both their beauty and qualities as a tea. Our collection includes one seed packet each of four species of mullein: Silk Mullein (Verbascum bombyciferum), Common or Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Dense-Flowered Mullein (Verbascum densiflorum) and Purple Throated Mullein (Verbascum chaixii). Collection is available at a value pricing. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
$12.00
Purple-Throated Mullein
Purple-Throated MulleinPacket: ~250 seeds (0.04 gram) More info393 available
What Purple-Throated Mullein (Verbascum chaixii) may lack in stature compared to other varieties, it more than makes up for it in unique beauty. Dark, elongated yet thinner leaves, and a shorter flowering stalk to 3-4 feet with gorgeous white or yellow flowers, each one with a deep purple 'throat. ' This rare variety is medicinally equal to its cousins. Biennial, though will flower in its first year if planted early. 90 days to leaf, 2nd year to flower/seed. Biennial.
$3.75
Silk Mullein
Silk MulleinPacket: ~250 seeds (0.04 gram) More info549 available
Silk Mullein (Verbascum bombyciferum) is a very special variety of this favorite medicinal plant. A soft, 'silky' white covering over the entire plant, both leaves and flowering stalk, make this mullein seemingly glow in the garden. Huge, fuzzy leaves have many medicinal uses with a special affinity for the lungs. An effective, gentle expectorant, a tea made from the leaves may help to clear respiratory congestion. The dried leaves are a staple in an herbal smoking blend. The flowers are attractive to bees and a multitude of other pollinators, and combine with garlic to make an oil infusion that is a trusted remedy for ear infection. This plant is on our top ten list of staple medicinal herbs. Biennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
$3.75
Temptress Purple Mullein "Violetta"
Temptress Purple Mullein "Violetta"Packet (0.05 gram, ~350 seeds) More info621 available
Temptress Purple Mullein (Verbascum phoeniceum) is a variety native to southern Europe, northern Africa, and central Asia. The foliage is similar in appearance to our Purple-Throated Mullein without the hallmark leaf fuzziness that most people associate with mullein. Of course, this one is really all about the delicate and striking dark purple blossoms ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ Quin originally picked this strain during a trip to Scandanavia ‰ۡÌÝÌÕ and seems to most closely match "Violetta. " (Other strains of this species also bloom in white, pink, and yellow flowers). If early-spring planted, this one will bloom in the morning about eight weeks during late summer/early fall. This was quite the find. Most mulleins are considered biennials but this is classified as a short lived perennial. This species seems to primarily have its has a niche as an "ornamental," but that word almost seems to undersell its value. There seemed to be a deep content to this plant's presence on our farm and we look forward to having it as a permanent fixture. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
$3.75