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Ballota

Ballota spp.

Ballota hirsuta flowers by Retama (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ballota Overview

Genus of around 30 hardy, clumping evergreen or deciduous and perennial subshrubs from temperate climates. Originating from locations in the Mediterranean such as South Africa, Central Asia and Northern Europe, this genus is adapted to rocky wasteland and can tolerate drought well. They are commonly grown for their delicate purple or white flowers and soft, velvety foliage and some species are cultivated for groundcover.

How to propagate Ballota

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Other uses of Ballota

Grown for the foliage and flowers.