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Cat Herb

Ballota africana

Also known as

Cape Horehound

Full Sun
Easy care
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

A popular herb in the Cape, Ballota africana is easy to identify by its soft-grey, aromatic foliage and old brown calyces that remain long after the flowers have lost their colour.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Uses

Medicinal