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Ballota pseudodictamnus (Shrubby Horehound)

Type Herbaceous flower, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer early), Silver Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Ballota pseudodictamnus Description

This distinctive evergreen sub-shrub forms a distinctive ground hugging silver mound, producing a display of pink/white flowers in late spring. Ideal at front of border or as ground cover - 45cm X 60cm.


Ballota pseudodictamnus - Cultivation Notes

This rather tender low growing shrub flourishes in poor well drained soils in full sun. Avoid planting in exposed cold / wet locations. Cut back in spring to maintain compact habit.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Ballota pseudodictamnus:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Ballota pseudodictamnus:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
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