Horehound relative. Its rated hardiness is only to zone 7, but my crop of seedlings survived last winter's sub-zero temperatures, so I'm optimistic they'll be around for the duration. They started blooming in late May of their second year, with clusters of intricate purple/white flowers arranged around the stems. I'm hoping for a fuller foliage look in years to come, because the silvery-green quilted leaves are attractive too.
||prefers poor, well-drained soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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