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Horehound Seed

(Marrubium vulgare LAMIACEAE)

This member of the mint family has a pleasant fragrance and a menthol-like flavor. Use as a tea and a flavoring for horehound candies. Medicinal: Contains substances that stimulate secretions of the bronchial mucosa, soothes coughs and breaks up mucus.


Foliage:savoy-type leaf
Lifecycle:2    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:16 to 24 inches
Diameter:12 inches
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:4 to 9
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 21 days at 60F. Transplant early since it has deep roots.
Spacing:12 to 16
Sun:Full sun to light shade
Pests and Diseases:None noted

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