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Oregano 'Aureum'   

Origanum vulgare

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Belonging to the Origanum genus (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'), Aureum is a variety of Oregano. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Carnation pink. Leaves appear approximately as a   Golden yellow colour.

Golden leaved Italian variety.1

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. Aureum is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 76.0 cm (2.47 feet).

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Aureum Oregano is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Aureum have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Aureum

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Aureum is thought of as hardy, so it can be safe to leave outdoors for the majority of winter (although if in doubt, using a row cover is often a good idea). The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Aureum are Zone 4 and Zone 10. Planting Aureum in sandy, clay and loamy soil with a ph of between 6.0 and 8.0 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Aureum from seed

Aim to sow 0.12 inches (0.32 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 7°C / 45°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Aureum about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Aureum

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

Harvesting Aureum

Aureum folklore & trivia

Holds its golden hue best in colder weather. Excellent culinary herb. Spreads less vigorously than the species.1

Other Names for Oregano 'Aureum'

oregano

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