Monday, January 5, 2015

Horehound

Marrubium

Marrubium rotundifolium ( Silver Edged Horehound )
A mat-forming perennial, reaching up to 10 inches x 1.5 feet, that is native to dry high mountains in Turkey.
The foliage has upturned margins and is green above, woolly white beneath.
Hardy zones 4 to 9 in full sun. Drought tolerant. Rabbit resistant.

Marrubium vulgare ( Horehound )
A very fast growing to invasive perennial, reaching a maximum size of 3 feet x 20 inches, that is native to northern Eurasia.
The aromatic leaves, up to 2 inches in length, are woolly, gray-green.
The foliage is used as a herb for flavoring. Tea can be made from the leaves and mixed with honey.
Hardy zones 3 to 9 in full sun.

* photo taken on May 27 2017 @ Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA

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