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Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound)Herb in 1 Litre Pot 

Horehound  is not very often grown these days but it is useful if you have an area that is particularly impoverished. It will flourish in poor dry, soil for example along the edge of driveways and other neglected areas. The only threat to horehound is to sit in very wet conditions over winter. Horehound is a hardy perennial of the mint family — with its telltale square stem — and, like most mints, can become invasive if not controlled.

This hardy perennial can grow to 60cm, producing wrinkled green leaves adorned with small hairs, this is a bushy plant and it will produce rings of small white flowers from June to September in the second year of growth. It is native to the UK and as such is bee and butterfly friendly.

The leaves may be cut for use or drying in the first year. 

Herb Usage

Ancient herbalists prescribed White Horehound for fevers and malaria and as an antidote for snakebites and poisoning, and they believed that when drunk as a tea, the herb will promote mental acumen and clarity. Horehound is best known as a herb for chest problems and has enjoyed this role for thousands of years, as it has proven to be effective in loosening phlegm and mucus in the bronchial tubes and in the lungs. It will also relieve coughs and sore throats.

Buy White Horehound Online

Our potted White Horehound herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.









Marrubium vulgare (White Horehound) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Any
Soil Type Any soil
Flower Colour White
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Marrubium vulgare
Hardiness RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tisanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife
  • 4
    Another unusual plant that I have had from you

    Posted by Angela Sheffield on 3rd Apr 2023

    i am loving these unusual plants I have a wild flower plot for wildlife especially bees it is a small plant at the moment but cant wait to see the bees enjoying this plant

  • 5
    Very Healthy Horehound

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Sep 2020

    Two White Horehound, really well packed and arrived early. Both were substantial, plenty of growth and in very good condition. Cannot wait to use these for their health giving properties.

  • 4
    pretty filler plant for the border

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Jun 2017

    saw this plant at an open garden and had to track it down. Will make a good filler plant around grasses and the bees love it