Origanum laevigatum Herrenhausen

Ornamental Oregano, Winter Sweet

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 16" (Plant 18" apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Mid-Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Purple / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
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.

Features to Note:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • OK in Containers
  • Web Exclusive
  • Tried & True / Good for Beginners
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Origanum General Information:

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.

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.

$9.95 ea.
(3+) $9.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: ORHE