Ornamental Oregano

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Origanum laevigatum cv. Herrenhausen
Common Name: Ornamental Oregano
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bloom Time: July to September
Height: 12-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Pink, Purple
Wildlife: Butterflies, Bees
Special Characteristics:
  • Ornamental oregano
  • Not edible
  • slightly aromatic
  • Colorful foliage well into the fall with purple bracts along with dark stems and purple leaves
  • Named after the 17th century Baroque garden near Hanover Germany
  • Attractive to bees due to their sugar-rich nectar
  • a record 76 per cent sugar
  • Cut back regularly in early spring
  • Divide in early spring every few years
  • Deer tolerant
  • Rabbit tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
Serious Diseases: Root rot