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.
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.
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|
|Soil Type||Any soil|
|Latin Name||Marrubium vulgare|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H4 - Hardy average winter|
|Medicinal/Cosmetic||Teas and Tisanes|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Wildlife|
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