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Horehound
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ZONE: 3 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 36"H x 18"S
BLOOM: White, Mid Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Marrubium vulgare


Famous for making old-fashioned Horehound candy, Horehound is a medicinal herb used primarily to break up mucus and phlegm, treat coughs, and sore throats. As an ornamental herb, its attractive, fuzzy gray foliage can also be used as a bouquet filler.

Horehound tends to thrive in dry, poor soil, so this makes a great herb to dress areas up that may have inadequate conditions. If after a year your Horehound doesn't flower, don't be alarmed. It usually takes this hardy little perennial two years to get full established and start producing tiny purple blooms. A member of the Mint family, it has distinct, wrinkled leaves and a tough fibrous root system.


This medicinal herb is still used as a soothing lozenge and cough syrup for chest congestion and sore throats. Though not cleared for this medical purpose in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, Horehound can still be found on shelves as an herbal supplement and in some cough drops and candies, and remains a very popular treatment in Europe.

Features
Zones: 3 - 10

Size: 36"H x 18"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: White, Mid Summer

Uses: Famous for making old-fashioned Horehound candy, Horehound is also valued for its medicinal and aesthetic properties. It is used primarily to break up mucus and phlegm, treat coughs, and sore throats.

Tips: Pregnant women and people with pulmonary or cardiovascular problems should not take Horehound, as it stimulates the central nervous system and may cause an irregular heartbeat.


Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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cool plant November 4, 2016
Reviewer: daniel briere from north scituate, RI United States  
I looked for this online, few suppliers carried it, and when I bought from growers exchange, plant came in great condition, I have grown it out for a few weeks and it easily doubled or tripled in size, so I clipped it and rooted some cuttings, rooted in about a week. Very satisfied and plant was huge for the 4" pot!

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Horehound January 9, 2015
Reviewer: GEMA LUNA from MONROVIA , CA United States  
Plant came on time as expected. Beautifully wrapped and packed ready to plant as all plants I get from this place. I love my plant it is growing and very fresh.

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