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© Deeproot Plant Base
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
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.
Found in rocky and waste ground of Greece, Crete and western Turkey.