Kent Beauty is part of the Origanum genus and is a Ornamental oregano variety. Its scientific name is Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'. Kent Beauty is a hybrid (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Pink. When mature, blooms are roughly 1.0 cm (that's 0.39 inches in imperial) in diameter.The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Light green colour.
Hybrid of Oregano rotundifolium and Oregano scabrum that is grown as a deciduous ornamental in dry sunny places. Looks good trailing over a wall or in a rockery. It has beautiful heart shaped grey green leaves and the flowers are encased in showy pink bracts. Very attractive to bees. Not a culinary oregano. Tough plant despite its delicate looks.
Does not handle swampy, humidity-filled summers well.This variety is a Herb that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Normally growing to a mature height of 10.0 cm (3.9 inches), Kent Beauty grows with a forb-like habit. Expect blooming to occur in early summer.
Greece is believed to be where Kent Beauty originates from.
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How to grow Ornamental oregano 'Kent Beauty'
All it needs is an annual foliage trim after it has gone dormant in the winter.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Kent Beauty is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to survive through freezing conditions. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Kent Beauty are Zone 5 and Zone 10. Kent Beauty requires a soil ph of 6.5 - 8.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Kent Beauty from seed
will self sow and the babies may be transplanted easily.
Transplanting Kent Beauty
Plant in well drained soil in sunny location. Water regularly until established.Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Kent Beauty is a very hardy plant.
Harvesting Kent Beauty
Ornamental oregano 'Kent Beauty' information
How long does Kent Beauty take to grow?
These estimates for how long Ornamental oregano 'Kent Beauty' takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!
25 Jul 2011
lovely, maintenance free, popular with bees, blooms all summer until frost. Everyone always comments on it.
04 Jun 2011
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.