|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.
Large bracts surround its purplish-pink flowers.
Attributes - Origanum laevigatum 'Hopley's'
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.