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Ballota pseudodictamnus


Greek Horehound

USDA Zone: 7-10

Plant number: 1.094.100


Also known as False Dittany or False Divinity. An extremely drought-tolerant perennial, forming a shrubby evergreen mound. The leaves are very hairy and soft, giving a velvety silver-grey appearance and catching drops of rain or dew in a delightful way. Small pink and white flowers appear in early summer, similar to Phlomis but mostly hidden among the leaves. Needs very good drainage, thrives in poor soils. A good candidate for a raised bed or rock garden. If plants become leggy over time, just prune them back hard in the spring. Possibly deer and/or rabbit resistant.

Further details for
Ballota pseudodictamnus

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Ballota pseudodictamnus


Greek Horehound

USDA Zone: 7-10

Plant number: 1.094.100


Also known as False Dittany or False Divinity. An extremely drought-tolerant perennial, forming a shrubby evergreen mound. The leaves are very hairy and soft, giving a velvety silver-grey appearance and catching drops of rain or dew in a delightful way. Small pink and white flowers appear in early summer, similar to Phlomis but mostly hidden among the leaves. Needs very good drainage, thrives in poor soils. A good candidate for a raised bed or rock garden. If plants become leggy over time, just prune them back hard in the spring. Possibly deer and/or rabbit resistant.

Further details for
Ballota pseudodictamnus

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.