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


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About Horehound

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name White Horehound, Common Horehound, Pahari gandana
Maximum Reachable Height 25-45 cm
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time July to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.

    Horehound 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
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 65 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Horehound special feature

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

    Horehound uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • As an ornamental herb, its attractive, fuzzy gray foliage can also be used as a bouquet filler

    Culinary Use:

    • Horehound is used to make hard lozenge candies

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Horehound ?

    Horehound is commonly known as White Horehound, Common Horehound, Pahari gandana

    How tall do Horehound grow?

    On average Horehound grows 25-45 cm

    What color are Horehound ?

    A Horehound plant bears flowers of color White

    When Horehound blooms?

    With enough light, Horehound may produce White flowers in July to September

    How hard is Horehound to grow?

    A Horehound is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Horehound need?

    A Horehound prefers Full sun

    How much water does a Horehound need?

    A Horehound prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Horehound need?

    A Horehound prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Horehound like?

    A Horehound prefers 65 degrees F

    How often should I fertilize my Horehound ?

    To encourage Horehound growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Friday, 06 December 2019

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