Roman Candles are Mullein stalks which have three layers of wax added. Mullein is a "weed" plant which contains the natural insecticide, Rotenone, as well as coumarine among many other phamaceuticle agents. The Romans dipped them in wax to use as torches and to discourage pesky flies. They burn beautifully with a good light. I enjoy burning them around the picnic table to discourage flying insects and for light at night. They are great to use on lawns or snow around hollidays.
They burn at the rate of two feet per hour and cost $1.00 per foot. plus shipping
candles like this one with multiple branches are very gratious. They are measured by combining the branches.