Horehound, White (Marrubium vulgare) - 50 Seeds

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Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) - 50 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly

Did you eat Horehound candy when you were a child? You may not have known it, but your parents were actually giving you "medicine"! Candy made from the herb Horehound was often given as a cough drop to soothe deep chest coughs. You can grow Horehound seeds and use the perennial herb plants in your own soothing teas, or if you are adventurous, in your own homemade candy. Marrubium Vulgare Horehound can be established from herb seeds and harvested the first year. This woody perennial has hairy stems covered with 2-inch, toothed, downy, gray-green leaves. The leaves have a wooly crinkled appearance. Small, off-white hairy flowers are born in summer (often start out as lilac or pale lilac) on the 8 - 24 inch tall and wide plant. The flowers attract beneficial wasps and flies to the garden. It's a great companion plant for tomatoes and peppers as an added bonus.

Medicinal Properties:
Horehound is a good expectorant and is commonly used for the respiratory system in coughs, colds, asthma, sore throat, and fever. As a bitter, it is used to stimulate the appetite and promote the flow of bile. Horehound is believed to correct irregular heart beat. Horehound candy was popular in the past as a cough lozenge.

Planting Instructions:
Choose a location that has a good southern exposure, with dry and poor soil. They are best sown 3 weeks before your last frost. Plant a 1/4" deep and do not over water the Horehound plant. It likes to dry out in-between watering. If you want to sow the Seeds other times of the year, use the stratification method as illustrated in this video... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyV5YdgmWI

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 4-8
Height: 18-24 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Average Germ Time: 14-21 days
Light Required: Full sun
Watering: Keep moist
Seeds per Plant: 2-3
Plant Spacing: 10 inches

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