Kent Beauty Oregano

Origanum 'Kent Beauty'

Tiny pink flowers nestled in showy pale green bracts give a delightful, delicate appearance to this durable ornamental Oregano. Perfect for a rock garden, border, cutting garden or containers, with silvery, aromatic foliage that cascades gently downward. Fantastic for dried floral arrangements.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreThere are approximately twenty species in the genus Origanum, ranging from herbaceous perennials to evergreen subshrubs, hailing from Asia to the Mediterranean. The most well known of these is the culinary herb Oregano, of which there are many varieties, widely used in dried form to season savory dishes around the world. Others also have aromatic foliage but are grown primarily for ornamental value, such as Kent Beauty, a hybrid between Origanum rotundifolium and O. scabrum prized for it's nodding flowers and cascading foliage.
Average Size at MaturityTrailing stems 6 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureGift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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