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Scientific Name: Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Pronunciation: uh-RIG-uh-num lee-vih-GAY-tum
Common Name: ornamental oregano
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Semi-evergreen
Key ID Features: Stems square in c.s., woody at base; leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, up to 4 cm long, aromatic; flowers rose-violet with reddish-purple bracts.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate, Summer dry
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
Additional Info: Google
ornamental oregano
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation:
Surfaces: Distinctive smell
Colour in Fall: Green, Purple
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Ciliate, Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Pink, Purple, (rose-violet with reddish-purple bracts)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:stems red purple
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Crown rot, Mites, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
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