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horehound
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White Horehound is a flowering plant in the mint family, gray-leaved herbaceous perennial plant.
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Horehound Plant

Description for Horehound

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches
Plant spread:

White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is a gray-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, somewhat resembling mint in appearance, which grows up to 25-45 cm tall. Stems are quadrangular and branching. Oppositely arranged leaves are 2-5 cm long with a densely crinkled surface and are covered with white felted hairs. Flowers are white, borne in crowded whorls in leaf axils. White horehound is distinguished from other species by its ten-toothed sepal cup.

Common name(s): White Horehound, Common Horehound, Pahari gandana
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: July to September
Max reachable height: 25-45 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and 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
Water: Medium
Temperature: 65 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Horehound

  • Horehound tends to thrive in dry, poor soil, so this makes a great herb to dress areas up that may have inadequate conditions.
  • It usually takes this hardy little perennial two years to get fully established and start producing tiny purple blooms.

Typical uses of Horehound

Special features: Interesting plant for the herb garden, border, naturalized area or meadow. Also may be grown in open areas near ponds and streams.

Culinary use: Horehound is used to make hard lozenge candies.

Ornamental use: As an ornamental herb, its attractive, fuzzy gray foliage can also be used as a bouquet filler.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=l880
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Horehound&stpos=0&stype=AND
  • http://www.thegrowers-exchange.com/Horehound_p/her-hor01.htm
  • Tennant, John (1727). Every Man His Own Doctor. p10.

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