Family: Lamiaceae | Genus: MARRUBIUM vulgare
type : Perennials
sun exposure : Full Sun
water : Drought Tolerant, Moderate Water
planting zones : US (Upper South) / Zone 6, MS (Middle South) / Zone 7, LS (Lower South) / Zone 8, CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
Plant Details

Native to Mediterranean region and western Asia; naturalized throughout Europe and the Americas. Coarse, upright plant to 13 feet tall, 1112 feet wide, with wrinkled, woolly, aromatic, gray-green leaves to 2 inches long. Blooms in second year from seed, bearing rounded whorls of white flowers (similar to those of mint) on foot-long, branching stems in summer. As a garden plant, it is invasive and rather weedy looking, but it makes a serviceable edging in a garden of gray-leafed plants. Used for medicinal purposes and in candy. Foliage lasts well in bouquets. Requires little water but will take more if drainage is good; otherwise not fussy about soil. Give protection from cold and wind.

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