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About This Plant...
Family: Labiatae
Genus and species: Marrubium vulgare
Plant type: perennial
Height and width: 24-36 inches high; 20 inches wide
Location and soil: sun; tolerates poor soil
Uses: dried leaves in tea, desserts, baking, and candy
Propagation methods: seeds and division
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 3-4 weeks before last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Germination temp.:
Days to maturity: 75 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 15 inches
Spacing between rows: 18 inches
Growing On...
Harvest: hang stems upside down in bunches in a warm, airy place to dry, then remove leaves and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips: good in containers; self-sows readily

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