Origanum Amethyst Falls

Ornamental Oregano, Winter Sweet

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Plant Code: ORAF

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Origanum is a very long blooming selection that has wonderfully aromatic, spicy foliage as well as great flowers. Huge sprays of vivid amethyst blooms hang at the tips of light green cones that resemble Hops. Drought tolerant. Patent pending.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 15"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Pink
Accent: Green
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Origanum General Information

Origanum are perfect for rock gardens. Ornamental Oregano is an attractive flowering perennial that is easy to grow. Deer resistant, Must have good drainage, Avoid too moist (wet feet). May need to mulch to protect in Zone 5.

Origanum Plant Care

This low-maintenance plant prefers average, dryish soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 - 4 years in the spring. Trim off old stems in spring when new growth appears. Benefits from gravel mulch. Snip off old blooms to extend flowering period. Not good for cooking but flowers are attractive when dried.