Oregano

Origanum 'Rosenkuppel'

Oregano - Origanum  'Rosenkuppel'

Common Name: Oregano
Genus: Origanum
Cultivar: 'Rosenkuppel'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for a rock garden, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: Green, PurpleFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Easily grown in most soils as long as it gets plenty of sun this long-flowering perennial makes a colourful edging plant for a mixed border, rockery or herb garden.  Throughout summer small purple flowers open above the purple-flushed green foliage and they are surrounded by purplish-red bracts which add to the colourful effect. Sadly unlike many other oregano's this is not an edible form.

  • Garden care: Cut back old flowered stems in spring.

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