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botanical name:
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Oregano
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Woody-based perennial with wiry, red-purple stems and small ovate-elliptic dark green leaves, flushed purple when young and in winter. Panicles of deep pink flowers with darker purple calyces and red-purple bracts, produced from late spring through to autumn. The flowers and their bracts are slightly larger than the species.

Best in well drained, poorish soil, preferably alkaline, in full sun. Drought tolerant.

Very attractive to butterflies and hoverflies.

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