Watering: regular watering until established- then this plant is drought tolerant
Soil:Can thrive in poor soil but needs to be well drained soil
Horehound is a medicinal herb used primarily to break up mucus and phlegm, treat coughs, and sore throats. 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.
Horehound Medicinal Properties
This medicinal herb is still used as a soothing lozenge and cough syrup for chest congestion and sore throats. Though not cleared for this medical purpose in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, Horehound can still be found on shelves as an herbal supplement and in some cough drops and candies, and remains a very popular treatment in Europe.