Scientific Name: Origanum x hybrida
Common Name: Ornamental Oregano
Hardiness Degree: -20°F (-28.9°C)
Blooming Season: Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit: Mounded
Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Scented Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Low Maintenance
Spacing: 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Height: 8 - 10" (20 - 25cm)
Width: 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
General Information: Ornamental plants feature light green leaves with purple-green highlights and small rose flowers.
A magnet for butterflies and bees!
While not intended for culinary use, on warm evenings with a gentle breeze, you can smell its wonderful fragrance.
Use as a decorative plant on your patio table, show it off in a hanging basket, or plant in border fronts and rock gardens.
When dried, it’s a pretty addition to dried flower arrangements, and it makes a good kitchen pot plant, but loses its purple color indoors.
Plug crop time: 5 to 6 weeks
Transplant to finish: 9 to 11 weeks
- The perfect patio plant, this eye-catching, non-culinary oregano features large purple-green bracts, rose flowers and clear, light green foliage, with a delicious fragrance to attract pollinators.
- Dense, mounded, slightly trailing plant has a tighter and fuller habit than standard vegetative varieties, so it holds better in shipping and on the retail bench.
- Heat and drought tolerant, with an eye-catching display of texture from Spring until Autumn.
- Also perfect for hanging baskets, or in borders and rock gardens; can also be dried for use in dried flower arrangements.
- Higher light and cooler night temperatures accent the purple bract colour.
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