Kent Beauty Oregano
Origanum 'Kent Beauty'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||There 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 Maturity||Trailing stems 6 in. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Gift Plant|
|Watering Needs||Needs 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