Marrubium rotundifolium

Silver Edged Horehound

Silver Edged Horehound is one our very best xeric groundcovers for poor soil areas with hot, sunny growing conditions. The soft felted leaves are green with a bright silver underside that curls up to give the leaves a silver edge. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
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SKU 70450

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2009 Plant Select Winner 10" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). Native to high, dry areas of Turkey, this is sure to become a very popular addition to the Western xeric garden. The soft felted leaves are green on top and edged in white with the backs of the leaves also woolly white. The flowers are insignificant and should be sheared off to expose the evergreen, ornamental foliage. A vigorous grower, this plant does well in lean, well-drained soils, requiring little water once established. NOT RECOMMENDED for planting in regions with HOT, HUMID summer weather; the woolly foliage will "melt" from the humidity. A fine ground cover for under planting Caryopteris 'First Choice' (where it will accentuate the gray-green foliage) and blue or gray leafed grasses and perennials, to add contrasting texture and color.
Associated SKUs
HBL2BXX
70450 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
70450F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots) - Out of stock.
Common Name Silver Edged Horehound
Botanical Name Marrubium rotundifolium
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Mature Height 10" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Ideal Region Western Only, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.4

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  • Attractive (7)
  • Hardy (6)
  • Healthy (4)

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4.0

Groundcover that works

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from Rochester, NY

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

    This is an excellent and well-behaved ground cover. It is tolerant of poor soils and is withstanding the drought just fine - looks as fresh as a new leaf in spring. The "silver" edge against the greyed green is extremely attractive and sets off the other taller plants around it well. It is doing well in a west facing raised bed garden getting full sun for 3/4 of the day and little attention. Weeds don't get established under it and the tight cluster of leaves is slowly spreading out across the area. Definitely one I will encourage to spread and buy more of.

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    5.0

    WOW!

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    from Casper, WY

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

      This plant tripled in size by the end of the season. It only remains to see how it handles our winters. A really nice addition to a new flower bed.

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      2.0

      I will try this again.

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      from Hammond Wis

      Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

      Unfortunatly we had a record breaking rainy season and the Marrubim Rotundifolium died. I will try this again.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Doing a great job in our parking strip -- definitely xeric

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      from Denver, CO

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

        Great addition to my garden. Nice contrast since it has interesting color combination. Has spread nicely. Requires next to no care. Has made it through two tough Colorado winters and some unusual summers as well.

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        5.0

        Great ground cover and edging plant

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        from Eastern Washington

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

            I frequently find my honeybees drinking dew from the fuzzy leaves.

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            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Doing well in second season

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            from Denver, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

              Wanted this plant for its coloring and low-rowing properties. In early April, it is up and has spread nicely in the garden. Seems to handle the crazy Colorado weather well. Will likely purchase more.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very cool volage!

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              from Chicago-land, Illinois

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                • Patio

                Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

                After planting, I kept it well watered during its first year, and they tripled their width by summer's end. Its low growth makes a handsome front of border.

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                5.0

                great little water wise plant

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                from Roanoke TX

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Marrubium rotundifolium:

                  First saw this plant at the Maine botanical gardens and knew I needed to get some for my yard in RI. I have since bought more for my new yard here in TX. Easy to care for with stunning foliage.

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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