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Horehound Seeds

Horehound’s dried leaves are used in teas, desserts, and baking whereas the fresh leaves are best for making candies and lozenges for coughs and sore throats.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Horehound’s dried leaves are used in teas, desserts, and baking whereas the fresh leaves are best for making candies and lozenges for coughs and sore throats. Mounds of silvery foliage, around 18 inches tall and somewhat broader, last all season long in most climates. Horehound’s white flowers are pretty and attract bees, but aren’t really showy. The plants thrive in dry, poor soil.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Marrubium vulgare
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 14 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/8 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Bloom Color White/Near White
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Grown for Foliage, Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods By dividing the rootball, From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds, Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50