Marrubium vulgare

White Horehound

Marrubium vulgare grows perennially, can reach a height of 60 centimeters and blooms in summer. It originates from the Mediterranean region and can also be found growing wild in other Central European or Northern European countries.

In naturopathy it is used for colds and gastrointestinal complaints. It can be obtained in the form of drops or as a plant juice.

White Horehound does well in sunny and warm locations. Once established, it can handle short periods of drought.

Marrubium vulgare


  1. Popular name(s): White Horehound, Common Horehound
  2. Botanical name: Marrubium vulgare
  3. Family: Lamiaceae
  4. Origin: Asia, Europe, Mediterranean (source)
  5. Height: 20 to 60 centimeters
  6. USDA zone: 5 (-9.4 F/-23 °C)

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Categories: Garden plants | Herbs | White flowers | Wildflowers |

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