Horehound - Plant
Common name: Leucas marrubioides
Bloom time: July to September
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Buy a plant or start horehound from seed. Well-drained soil is the secret to growing this herb, as too much moisture in the winter can kill it. Sow seeds outdoors in spring or fall, 1/2 inch deep.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Horehound tends to thrive in dry, poor soil, so this makes a great herb to dress areas up that may have inadequate conditions.
- If after a year your Horehound doesn t flower, don t be alarmed.
- It usually takes this hardy little perennial two years to get full established and start producing tiny purple blooms.
- A member of the Mint family, it has distinct, wrinkled leaves and a tough fibrous root system.
Interesting plant for the herb garden, border, naturalized area or meadow. Also may be grown in open areas near ponds and streams.
- Unverified information The leaves and young shoots are harvested for medicinal preparations.
- Syrup made of the green fresh leaves and sugar is a most singular remedy against the cough and wheezing of the lungs.
- As an ornamental herb, its attractive, fuzzy gray foliage can also be used as a bouquet filler.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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