Marrubium supinum
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Marrubium supinum


  family lamiaceae 
  genus marrubium 

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Genus  Marrubium Species  supinum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  horehound Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11143 Data source  HtZn p140
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Poor Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 10-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Among other uses, this plant is suitable for use in dried arrangements. Apiarists will like this plant because it attracts bees. Marrubium supinum can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Horehound needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are poor. Full sun is ideal for this species. It needs soil that is dry, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Dried arrangements Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities  Attracts bees Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antitussive Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Marrubium supinum has been traditionally used as an antitussive.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Marrubium supinum is a perennial. Leaves: Horehound has variegated leaves. This plant has white edged woolly leaves. Flowers: This species has small flower clusters that appear at intervals along erect stems. The blossoms are typically of a violet color.

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