A bountiful bloomer. In the fall, Origanum Herrenhausen makes an outstanding sight as the already dark-reddish violet flowers of late summer are seen against the basal leaves which become redder - until almost purple. Attractive to butterflies.
Origanum are perfect for rock gardens. Ornamental Oregano is an attractive flowering perennial that is easy to grow. Must have good drainage, Avoid too moist (wet feet), Not for zones 3&4; may need to mulch or protect in Zone 5.
This low maintenance plant prefers average, dryish soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 -4 years in the spring. Benefits from gravel mulch. Snip off old blooms to extend flowering period. Not good for cooking but flowers are attractive when dried. Self shedding in Fall.