How to grow Ballota hirsuta

Ballota hirsuta growing 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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Requirements for 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 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

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