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Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ballota acetabulosa

Other names

Greek horehound

Genus

Ballota Ballota

Species

B. acetabulosa - B. acetabulosa is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with erect white-felted stems bearing round, hairy grey-green leaves and small pink flowers in late summer.


Ballota acetabulosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Ballota acetabulosa

Other names

Greek horehound

Genus

Ballota Ballota

Species

B. acetabulosa - B. acetabulosa is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with erect white-felted stems bearing round, hairy grey-green leaves and small pink flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ballota acetabulosa (Greek horehound) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in poor, well-drained soils in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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