Commonly known as Horehound

Genus of 30-35 species of clump- or mat-forming perennials and evergreen subshrubs from rocky and waste ground in the Mediterranean, Europe and western Asia.

B. pseudodictamnus, the most commonly available, is often described as the loveliest of greys.

The genus is represented in the UK by B. nigra, black horehound, an unpleasant-smelling plant common in waste places and at roadsides.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
    These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
    Clump or mat-forming.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Aromatic leaves are sometimes unpleasantly so.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean,Europe, western Asia.
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil

Buy Varieties of BALLOTA

BALLOTA pseudodictamnus

BALLOTA pseudodictamnus

False dittany, Shrubby horehound

grey-green foliage, pink flowers

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