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Horehound - Live Plant
Horehound - Live Plant
Horehound - Live Plant
Horehound - Live Plant

Horehound - Live Plant

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Meet our Live Horehound Plant, a captivating herb that's not just a feast for the senses but also a source of herbal wonders. With its rich history and multifaceted uses, it's the herb your garden has been longing for. It is a cherished treasure of the herbal world due to its soothing medicinal properties. 

It is known to have palliative properties for respiratory health, making it a valuable addition to your herbal remedies collection. It can help your breathing and make you feel calm when you're not well. Plus, it can make your teas and candies taste super special. And it's not just useful, it's pretty too, with its green leaves and white flowers. It is available in a 3.5” pot, ready to enchant your garden or indoor herb sanctuary with its magnificent aura.

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Horehound?

Three crucial factors for successful Horehound growth include water, light, and soil. Upon receiving the plant, prioritize placing it in a full sun to partial shade exposure, especially if grown in containers.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Horehound grows best in well-drained, sandy soil.

Understanding the potential size of Horehound is crucial. It's advised to space them 12-18 inches apart, as they can reach up to 18-24 inches in height and 12-24 inches in diameter.

Though Horehound commonly flowers summer, there's a possibility it won't bloom until its second year, depending on when it's planted.

How can Horehound be employed?

Traditionally, tea, infusion has been crafted from the leaves of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Horehound.

About Horehound

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare) is a hardy perennial herb that typically reaches heights of 12 to 24 inches, adorned with wrinkled, deep green leaves that emit a mild, earthy fragrance when brushed. It produces dainty clusters of petite white flowers, adding a touch of elegance to its appearance.

Horehound is a treasure trove of medicinal properties. Its leaves contain compounds like marrubiin, which contribute to its healthful properties. It has a reputation as a natural remedy for respiratory ailments, helping to soothe coughs, colds, and sore throats. Its leaves can be used to infuse teas, candies, and culinary creations with a savory, slightly bitter flavor profile, adding a unique twist to your dishes. 

How to Use Horehound

  • Tincture: Dried horehound leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried horehound leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Horehound leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form an antimicrobial salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Fresh or dried horehound leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a horehound vinegar infusion.


Horehound - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Horehound an annual or perennial plant?

Horehound is a perennial plant. It can persist in the garden for several years under the right growing conditions.


How much space should be needed to grow a Horehound?

Horehound is a relatively compact herb that doesn't require a lot of space to grow.  You should give your horehound plants a space of between 12 and 24 inches (30 and 60 centimeters) when you plant them in your garden. This way, each plant gets ample room to grow and get enough air and sunlight.


What zone does Horehound grow in?

Horehound grows in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. However, it's essential to ensure that a horehound receives the appropriate care and attention, including well-drained soil, proper watering, and sunlight, regardless of the specific zone, to help it thrive and flourish in your garden.


When should I harvest a Horehound?

The optimal time to harvest a Horehound is when it's in full bloom, which generally occurs in the late spring to early summer. During this period, the plant's essential oils and medicinal compounds are at their highest concentration, offering superior flavor and therapeutic advantages.


Does Horehound flower or fruit?

Horehound produces small white flowers that transform into small, round fruits. However, the primary focus of its cultivation is its leaves and flowering tops that are brimmed with medicinal perks.


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