Marrubium vulgare - Plant

Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) is a gray-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, somewhat resembling mint in appearance.
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About Marrubium vulgare

Marrubium vulgare is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern and central Asia. It is also widely naturalized in many places, including most of North and South America. White Horehound is a gray-leaved herbaceous perennial plant, somewhat resembling mint in appearance.

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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name White Horehound, Common Horehound
Maximum Reachable Height 8 to 24 inches
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time June to September
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Horehound is grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Other requirements are minimal as it can spring up naturally in nutrient deficient areas and sandy soils.
  • Horehound produces a burr-like seed pod which contains tiny seeds.
  • The seeds are slow to germinate and do not need to be sown deeply. Prior to seeding the horehound plant cultivate the soil and rake it to remove roots, rocks, and debris.

    Marrubium vulgare care

    The horehound herb plant can be planted from seed, cuttings and division. Plant the seed three weeks before your last expected frost date. The seeds are surface sown and covered with a dusting of soil to prevent the wind from taking them.When planning how to plant horehound remember the germination difficulties of the seed.
    Even moisture is important to encourage sprouting which is erratic. Seedlings are thinned to 10 inches apart and you can harvest the leaves after the plant flowers.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Well-drained soil
    Temperature 65 degrees F
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Marrubium vulgare special feature

    An essential oil is obtained from the plant and used as a flavoring in liqueurs. The plant has been used as a cure for cankerworm in trees. No more details are given but it is probably a strong infusion of the flowering shoots or the essential oil, that is used. The growing plant repels flies.

    Marrubium vulgare uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Culinary Use:

    • The leaves are used as a seasoning
    • Bitter and pungent, they are sometimes used to flavor herb beer or liqueurs
    • Horehound ale is a fairly well-known drink made from the leaves
    • A mild pleasantly flavored tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves, it is a favorite cough remedy

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Marrubium vulgare ?

    Marrubium vulgare is commonly known as White Horehound, Common Horehound

    How tall do Marrubium vulgare grow?

    On average Marrubium vulgare grows 8 to 24 inches

    What color are Marrubium vulgare ?

    A Marrubium vulgare plant bears flowers of color White

    When Marrubium vulgare blooms?

    With enough light, Marrubium vulgare may produce White flowers in June to September

    How hard is Marrubium vulgare to grow?

    A Marrubium vulgare is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Marrubium vulgare need?

    A Marrubium vulgare prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade

    How much water does a Marrubium vulgare need?

    A Marrubium vulgare prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Marrubium vulgare need?

    A Marrubium vulgare prefers Well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Marrubium vulgare like?

    A Marrubium vulgare prefers 65 degrees F

    How often should I fertilize my Marrubium vulgare ?

    To encourage Marrubium vulgare growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Saturday, 01 February 2020

    IS this, an indoor plant ????

    Neharika Johri

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    Gaurav Narwania

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Does best in rich, well-draining soil.

    Harish Kumar
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