Origanum laevigatum Rosenkuppel

Ornamental Oregano, Winter Sweet

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Plant Code: ORRO

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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.


Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 12-24"
Spacing: 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: Rose
Accent: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Winter Interest

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. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.