General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Purple-pink; Deep rose-violet; Mauve-pink; Dark purple lilac
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Ornamental Oregano
  • Marjoram
  • Showy Oregano

Photo Gallery
Location: Holehird garden, Cumbria, UK
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: Holehird garden, Cumbria, UK
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: South garden
Date: August
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2013-07-21
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2021 spring summer
Origanum laevigatum'Herrenhausen   grown as a border

Date: 2011-08-24
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: South garden
Date: 2016-07-31
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2008-07-10
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Santa Cruz mountains, CA
Date: August 2017
-a bee favorite!
Location: Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2010-07-26
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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