How to grow Ballota hirsuta

Ballota hirsuta grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Ballota also known as Greek Horehound, Ballota hirsuta perennial evergreen or can grow as annual used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in mediterranean, temperate, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10 as perennial 5-7 as annual.

Leaves color green in in round to heart shape with wavy margin, the leaves hairy.

Ballota hirsuta flowers

Flower color purple, the flower small in mouth shape and grow on stem in inflorescence.

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How to grow Ballota hirsuta growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Just for design and dead flower stems

Size of the plant?
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small purple flowers, mouth shape and grow on stem in inflorescence.

Scientific name:

Ballota hirsuta

How to grow Ballota hirsuta

Growing Ballota hirsuta plant

Ballota hirsuta plant

Ballota hirsuta


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9