Verbascum nigrum

Was: £4.75
Now: £3.90
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

An attractive native plant with yellow flowers and a contrasting purple centre. Blooms profusely in late spring and early summer, sometimes into late summer.

Verbascum nigrum is one of the most reliable and long-flowering varieties of mullein.

This European native can be found on dry, stony hillsides and open woodlands, but plants are well-adapted to cottage, gravel, and rock gardens, or naturalised areas. Verbascum nigrum will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but must have good drainage. 

Height: 90cm

Common name: Dark mullein

Image courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society.

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.