Scientific Name: Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Common Name: ornamental oregano
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Semi-evergreen
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Herb, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Rock garden, Small garden/space, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Distinctive smell, Elliptic, Ovate, Ciliate, Serrulate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Purple, Pink, Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Stems square in c.s., woody at base; leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, up to 4cm long, aromatic; flowers rose-violet with reddish-purple bracts.