Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Ornamental Oregano, Marjoram
|Valued for centuries for their medicinal and culinary purposes, some Oreganos, or Marjorams, are now used decoratively in rock gardens. Leaves are used dried and fresh in a variety of cuisines, so no herb garden would be complete without them. Relatives of Mint, the clusters of leaves and small flowers of purple, pink or white offer a strong, herbal scent. Compare the culinary types by rubbing the leaves and noting their aromas. This gives you some idea of how they taste. Easily grown, most are drought-tolerant and thrive in all soils. Some types are short-lived. Sold in containers throughout the growing season.
This ornamental's many small rose or pink flowers held in airy sprays provide late color. Shear stalks for second bloom. Leaves and shoots with a purple tinge when young and in winter.
Attributes - Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 1 ft. 2 in. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Edible, Low Maintenance.
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