An attractive hardy perennial with soft downy leaves that tend to remain throughout the winter. A well-known herb for the treatment of coughs, in recent history, it could be bought in sweet shops as cough drops.
- Adds winter interest in the garden
- Easy to maintain
- Rich in nectar for honeybees
This was once a staple cottage garden herb and was taken with European emigrants wherever they went, so it is now found growing in many countries. It adds some texture to a border especially when there are lots of ‘green’ plants growing in spring.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June - August
A perennial herb, horehound barely dies down for the winter – it stays green for all but the very cold spells and is quick to regrow from the stems left standing. Once established it requires little attention other than cutting back after flowering to encourage more of that attractive soft downy growth. It doesn’t like to get too wet during winter, so if growing in a pot make sure it is well drained and isn’t in a pot that contains a lot of compost that that hasn’t been rooted into.
Horehound has a long history of use for treating coughs; it wasn’t too many years ago that horehound cough candy could be bought at local sweet shops. A tea can be made from the leaves and flowers to help with chronic coughs, or they can be infused in honey which can be taken by the teaspoonful or used in hot water or to sweeten herb teas. It is an easy her to cut and dry – it can then be powdered and stored in an airtight container for year round use.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.