A tall biennial with woolly leaves and spikes of yellow flowers, this herb has been used medicinally for the respiratory system and inflammation.
- Attracts pollinators
- Good for a wildlife garden
- Dye plant
The tall flowering stem of mullein was once used as a taper, after first being dried and then dipped in tallow. Mullein is good for the respiratory system, toning the mucus membranes and reducing inflammation. An oil made from the flowers can also be used to heal inflamed skin.
- Height: 100-150cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: July - August
Mullein will grow in most soils and prefers sun most of the day. In its first year it produces a rosette of big furry leaves and in the second year throws up a tall stem clad in yellow flowers. As a biennial it dies after in autumn in the second year, but mullein self-seeds easily, or the seeds can be collected and sown the following spring.
Mullein plant has an affinity with the respiratory system but is most famous for the treatment of earaches. A simple oil can be made from infused flowers in olive oil and the drops applied into the ear.
The leaves can be harvested and dried to make a soothing, expectorant tea for an irritating chronic cough. Traditional herbal smoking recipes use mullein dried leaf as a soothing base.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 24 herbs - £5.60
25+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.