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Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' - Golden Oregano

More About Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'

  • Hardy herb used for culinary purposes
  • Rhizomatous, woody perennial
  • Spreading stems bear rounded to ovate foliage
  • Very fragrant, golden leaves
  • Clip fresh, as needed or can be dried for year-round use
  • White to pink flowers
  • Spreads less vigorously than the species
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

White
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Golden Oregano Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. May require dappled, afternoon shade to protect foliage from leaf scorch in hot, summer climates. Trimming plants before flowering will encourage foliage growth for harvesting.


Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Spreading
Compact

Foliage Color

Golden
Yellow

Landscape uses

Herbal garden
Border/edging