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Herbaceous Perennial

Pseudodictamnus acetabulosus

Greek horehound

A bushy evergreen subshrub forming a mat of erect white-felted stems bearing paired, rounded, hairy grey-green leaves. Small pink flowers borne in whorls towards the stem tips in late summer

Synonyms
Ballota acetabulosa
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Grey Silver
Summer Pink Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Greece, Turkey

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in poor, dry, well-drained soil in full sun or use as a drought-tolerant plant for a raised bed

Propagation

Propagate by rooting softwood cuttings in late spring or early summer or propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 10 in mid-spring

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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