• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Ornamental Oregano

Include the beautiful member of the oregano family in your containers and gardens. Ornamental oregano is grown for the unique flowers, not its flavor.

Kent Beauty is probably the best known of the group.  Grow it in full sun for best results. It’s hardy in zones 6 to 9, but grown as an annual elsewhere. The foliage is fragrant but does not have the flavor of culinary varieties. The drooping pink flowers resemble hops and are pretty in the garden and dried arrangements. Regular shearing before bloom will encourage more compact growth.

Kirigami is a new variety of ornamental oregano. It has purplish green bracts, rose pink blossoms and light green leaves. Watch the purple color increase in bright light and cool nights. You’ll enjoy the fuller habit of this ornamental oregano variety.

Both are heat and drought tolerant and the deer tend to leave them be.

A bit more information:  Dittany of Crete (Oregano dictamnus) has hairy silver gray leaves and is hardy in zones 7 to 11. It grows 6 to 12 inches tall and wide, making it great for containers and as an edging plant in garden beds.

Related

Upcoming Appearances


June 22, 2021
Low Growing Shrubs & Vines
to Attract Pollinators

Webinar

July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour

In-person event

July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
In-person event

July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session 

Webinar

July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
In-person event

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win 3 bags of Wool Pellets and reduce watering by up to 25%!

ENTER NOW