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Origanum Vulgare

Botanical Name:

Origanum vulgare

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Poor to Average, Well-drained, pH 6-8
Heat Tolerant
104°F / 40°C
Cold Tolerant
-20 to -9°F / -29 to -23°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Herbaceous, Perennial, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 4-8

Plant Height

8–31 in / 20–80 cm

Flower

Lilac blooms grow in clusters on vertical flower spikes, with red-tipped white stamens poking out from their bell-like shape.

Fruit

Ovoid Nutlet

Benefits
Ornamental

Vertical flower spikes of purple blooms tower above rosettes of fragrant foliage that composes the shrubby plant's body.

Attracts

Butterflies

Bees

Warning

Mildly toxic to pets.

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Lamiaceae

Genus

Origanum

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