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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Golden-yellow
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Tiny, white to rosy pink flowers
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: July - October
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Guardian plant
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Oregano
  • Golden Oregano

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Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: West Jefferson, North Carolina
Date: 2017-06-30
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-04-27
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2013-04-15
Location: Washington
Date: 2015-11-11
Location: CZ Sirem My garden
Date: 4000-06-27
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2015-11-14
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-04-30
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: June 2015
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2021 July
Origanum vulgare'Aureum'   Flower is open

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Photo by lovemyhouse
Location: Cooos Nursery, Orem, Utah
Date: 2011-12-17
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-02
Zone 9b.
Location: Winchester, NH
Date: 2014-06-09
I harvest them several times in a short period and they grow unti
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: 2021 June
Origanum vulgare'Aureum'   New bloom
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  • Posted by lovemyhouse (Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) - Zone 8a) on Apr 15, 2013 11:20 AM concerning plant:
    I like it as a ground cover. Remarkably drought resistant. Not saying it can go without water all summer, especially in our area, but it is very forgiving.
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