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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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - subshrubs.
  • 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 - none
  • Place of origin - Mediterranean,Europe, western Asia.
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil -

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BALLOTA pseudodictamnus   AWARD

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Commonly known as: False dittany, Shrubby horehound.
Grey-green foliage, pink flowers
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

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