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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.
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soilClump or mat-forming.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowAromatic leaves are sometimes unpleasantly so.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originMediterranean,Europe, western Asia.
Soil ConditionsWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Buy Varieties of BALLOTA
grey-green foliage, pink flowers