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Horehound, Black (Ballota nigra), potted plant, organic
$7.50 – $19.95
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 10
Herbaceous perennial flowering 2 to 3 feet tall, native to the Mediterranean basin. Black Horehound is a prettily flowered, dark foliaged specimen plant, quite unusual in the trade and rarely met with in gardens in the US. the plant prefers full sun, dry to mesic soils and an alkaline pH when it can get it. Otherwise, black horehound will do pretty well in standard garden soil, although should the soil be insufficiently well drained, otherwise the plant has a tendency to disappear after the first year of growth. Traditional usage of fresh or dried leaves and flowers made into tea (TWM): nervine sedative, antiemetic.
Potted plant, Certified Organically Grown