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.
*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 careHorehound 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|
|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
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- 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
Saturday, 01 February 2020
IS this, an indoor plant ????
Thursday, 28 November 2019
Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Does best in rich, well-draining soil.
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