Ornamental Oregano, Winter Sweet
Medium 12-24" (Plant 18" apart)
Summer to Fall
Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
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Flower Color / Accent:
Foliage and flower colors are not so deep here, more green and rosier, but Rosenkuppel has the same great display. Sprawling clumps of aromatic foliage are covered with nodding sprays of violet-red flowers. Easy to grow.
Features to Note:
- Winter Interest
- Blooms for 4 weeks or more
- OK in containers - see FAQ for overwintering
- Attracts Butterflies
- Deer Resistant
- For a sunny spot
- Web Only
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.