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botanical name:
Ballota acetabulosa
Ballota acetabulosa © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.60m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: grey-green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -7°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Compact, bushy, evergreen sub-shrub with upright, white-woolly stems of opposite, heart-shaped, round-toothed, grey-green leaves. Whorls of small, 2-lipped, white-marked, purple-pink flowers with green calyces, in mid to late summer.

Best in poor, dry, freely drained soil in full sun. Thrives on alkaline soils.
Cut back in spring to keep compact.

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings.

other notes:
Found in rocky and waste ground of Greece, Crete and western Turkey.
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