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Ballota pseudodictamnus
Greek Horehound
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Zone 7 to Zone 10
Plant Shapes: Subshrub
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.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Silver

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  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


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