Golden oregano

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum’

Photo/Illustration: 
Lee Anne White
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Golden oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum’)
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Genus:  Origanum
Golden oregano is a robust creeper with tiny, rounded leaves 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Small, pink or lavender to purple flowers stand out above the foliage in early to late summer.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Holds its golden hue best in colder weather. Useful culinary herb. Spreads less vigorously than the species.
Care:  Needs good drainage. Grow in poor to moderately fertile soil.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or take basal cuttings in late spring.
Problems:  Root and stem rots. Aphids and spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Fragrant Foliage,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Cottage Garden,
Herb Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Herbs

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