origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
Common Names: Oregano
Size: 3 ft. high in bloom; spreads to 4 ft.
Flowers: Small tubular purple flowers with purple bracts, late spring to fall; gray-green fragrant and leaves about 1.5 in. long.
Uses: Ground cover, cascading over rocks, herb garden, color. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Bees, butterflies. Deer resistant. Rabbit resistant.
Soil: Likes sandy to medium well-drained soils.
Water: Low to medium.
Sun: Full sun.
Pruning: In late winter, prune old stems to ground.
Pests & Diseases: Generally pests and disease free.
Notes: Cultivars have larger bracts, purple leaves in cool weather. Hardy to 10° F.