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Marrubium vulgare

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
mar-ROO-bee-um vul-GAR-ay
Description

White Horehound is a deciduous herb in the mint family that is native to Europe, Asia and Africa that has naturalized in much of north and south America. Flowers bloom June to Sept.

It prefers full sun in sandy dry soil with an acidic to neutral pH. It can be weedy.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#weedy#herb garden#bee friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#edible plant#weedy#herb garden#bee friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Marrubium
    Species:
    vulgare
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    It has been used in herbal medicine since the 1st century and is still used today.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, northern Africa, and southwestern and central Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts bees
    Edibility:
    Teas and beer, flavoring in hard candies and crafts.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Clusters of white flowers around the stem in the leaf axils
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 2 inch long crinkled green leaves covered in downy hairs.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy