Verbascum thapsus ''French Form'' (''French Form'')

Woolly Mullein

Plant Type:


Verbascum thapsus "French Strain" - This monster selection of Great Mullein, an already bold biennial herb, is a French strain selected for largesse and vitality. Also known as Woolly Mullein its silvery gray-green leaves are felted paddles and sometimes display broad undulations. The 2nd year flowers are larger than those seen roadside in eastern Connecticut on stalks that may rise to 8 feet. Note: though biennial plants once planted from the pot in which it/they will arrive an extra, a third year may be required for blossoming. Great Mullein harbors medicinal qualities; flowers can be processed into an oil infusion that is helpful with ear aches; A tea may be steeped for respiratory and bronchial issues. If you might be considering this then please know what you're about; double check with an expert; someone knowledgeable and steeped in medicinal lore. Average to sandy draining soil in sun. Established potted Woolly Mullein from seed.


6 ft


8 ft


Item Description Price  
VERTHAP Verbascum thapsus "French Form" (3.5 inch Square Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $10.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Verbascum thapsus ''French Form'' (''French Form'')

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Foliage
  • Rock Garden
  • Meadow / Field
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Accent
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Sandy
  • Average
  • Scrabbled
  • Draining


  • France