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Mullein [Verbascum densiflorum]

Mullein [Verbascum densiflorum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.

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The mullein is a very old two-year medicinal plant native to southern Europe, Russia and Siberia. Already in ancient times and by Hippocrates it was recognized as a medicinal plant and used for wounds or respiratory diseases. It grows impressively and forms a rosette of leaves covering the ground in the first year. In the second year she develops the beautiful and majestic yellow inflorescences, which grow up to two meters high and are popular with all kinds of insects. The species sows itself and establishes itself permanently in suitable locations. The flowers contain many mucous substances and saponins and are therefore a good relaxing expectorant for colds in the form of tea.

General information
Plant family: Scrophulariaceae
Life Cycle: Two years old
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 200 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-29 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Persistent, slightly dry, sandy-gritty, loamy, calcareous

PH: 6.5 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light and cold germs
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 20-25 °C
Germination time: 10-85 days
Planting, row spacing: 30x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: -
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls or pots from February to June.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls or pots from March to May.

Seeds need an 8 week cold exposure that can be achieved by artificial stratification. No-till sown is unfavorable due to the possible drying out or carrying away of small animals such as ants. Therefore, pre-cultivation makes more sense. Sow the seeds in small bowls or pots and simply plant seedlings or pre-cultivated plants in pots with enough space directly into the open air.
Mullein prefers a fully sunny and warm location with permeable, slightly dry, sandy to gravelly, calcareous and loamy soil.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds or through root cuttings.

Care Plants
No care or fertilization needed.

Germination ability of seeds: 1-2 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Verbascum densiflorum
English Names: Mullein
German names: Mullein, Wollwort, Torchflower
Portuguese names: Verbasco
Spanish Names: Gordolobo
French names: Molène

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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