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Origanum vulgare - 'Aureum Crispum' (Origanum)

Type Herbaceous flower, Herb, Alpine, Culinary, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Origanum vulgare:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Origanum vulgare:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
  • Herbaceous plant with culinary usage

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View other ground cover plants with dark pink flowers, or ground cover plants with golden foliage

Common Missspellings: Oreganum, Oraganum, Oariganum, Origenum

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