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Verbascum wiedemannianum

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Common name: MULLEIN

Native to: Asia Minor


Type: biennial

Forms: clumping, erect, rosette

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet


magenta/purple, violet




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird

Bird species attracted to plant: orioles, vireos, warblers, woodpecker

Plant part consumed by birds: insects

Exposure: sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: well drained

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: moderate