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Ornamental oregano

Origanum rotundifolium

Belonging to the Origanum genus, Ornamental oregano has a botanical name of Origanum rotundifolium. The botanical name epithet rotundifolium means 'with round leaves'.Ornamental oregano grows as a perennial and is a herb. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally growing to a mature height of 30.0 cm (11.7 inches), Ornamental oregano grows with a phorb habit. Some varieties of Ornamental oregano you may like to consider growing are: Kent Beauty, Amethyst Falls and Barbara Tingey.

Turkey is believed to be where Ornamental oregano originates from.

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How to grow Ornamental oregano

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Native to Turkey, Georgia, and Armenia. Likes sunny well-draining alkaline soil. If you have those conditions, it will do well.

Does not care for swampy humid conditions.

Remember to apply water fairly sparingly to Ornamental oregano. Zone 5 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). A soil ph of between 6.6 and 8.5 is ideal for Ornamental oregano as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Ornamental oregano is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Ornamental oregano to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Ornamental oregano from seed

Transplanting Ornamental oregano

As Ornamental oregano is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Common Ornamental oregano problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Ornamental oregano plants:

Other names for Ornamental oregano

Round-leaf oregano

Origanum rotundifolia

Latest Ornamental oregano Reviews

  • 25 Jul 2011

    anelson anelson's ornamental oregano was Reviewed day 1143

    lovely, maintenance free, popular with bees, blooms all summer until frost. Everyone always comments on it.

    5 stars

  • 04 Jun 2011

    greyslate greyslate's Oregano rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty' was Reviewed day 766

    Non-culinary, an ornamental plant with stunning green-pink bracts that act like flowers. These bracts dangle and make this gorgeous in baskets or windowboxes. It takes the heat and keeps on growing.

    5 stars

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