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White Horehound

Marrubium vulgare

Also known as

Common Horehound, Candy horehound

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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White Horehound Overview

Marrubium vulgare is also commonly known by the names White Horehound or Common Horehound. This herbaceous perennial species resides in the mint family, Lamiaceae, you can identify this by its square stem! Originating from Europe, northern Africa and South and Central Asia, this plant has a much wider range nowadays, naturalising across North and South America, where it can be considered a weed. This plant produces grey-green foliage and typically doesn't exceed 50cm in height, foliage is small, measuring between 2-5cm in length and the leaves are textured and hairy. White flowers are arranged in clusters, they are delicate and pea-like, appearing in the

How to propagate White Horehound

Division

You can propagate by root division in mid-spring or from seed in late spring.

Seed

Special features of White Horehound

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of White Horehound

Culinary, medicinal, foliage, edging, container