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Origanum amanum AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial or Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Bushy

Fragrance

Leaf

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Amanus oregano

Family

Lamiaceae


Origanum may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous or evergreen sub-shrubs, with aromatic foliage and spikes of small tubular flowers usually with conspicuous bracts

O. amanum is a low, spreading subshrub, with small, ovate, aromatic leaves and slender, long-tubed pink flowers 3-4cm in length, arising from heads of pink-tinged bracts

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline
  • Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Wildlife Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Cut back old flowered stems in early spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free