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Herb Growing Tips
Light: Full sun
Temperature: Perennial for zones 3-10
Watering: regular watering until established- then this plant is drought tolerant
Soil: Can thrive in poor soil but needs to be well drained soil
As an ornamental herb, its attractive, fuzzy gray foliage can also be used as a bouquet filler.
Horehound tends to thrive in dry, poor soil, so this makes a great herb to dress areas up that may have inadequate conditions. If after a year your Horehound doesn't flower, don't be alarmed. It usually takes this hardy little perennial two years to get full established and start producing tiny purple blooms. A member of the Mint family, it has distinct, wrinkled leaves and a tough fibrous root system.
This herb is still used in soothing lozenge sand cough syrups for congestion and sore throats.