Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)

Biennial/Perennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria
Scrophulariaceae

The plant repels insects, it is used indoors to repel moths and cockroaches[124].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow late spring to early summer in a cold frame and only just cover the seed[200]. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 3 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and plant them out in late summer. The seed has a long viability[200].
An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most well-drained soils, including dry ones, and prefers a sunny position[187, 200]. Dislikes shade[200]. Plants are hardy to about -20¡c[187]. Hybridizes with other members of this genus, though the progeny are usually sterile[200].
Europe, including Britain, from the Netherlands south and east to N. Africa, west and central Asia.

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