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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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. onites is a small, mound-forming, semi-evergreen subshrub, to 60cm tall, with bright green, aromatic leaves. Produces small, white flowers in dense whorls in late summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a any well-drained (preferably alkaline) soil, in full sun
Propagate by seed or by division in the autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens
Pruning Cut back old, flowered stems in early spring
Pests Can get leafhoppers
Generally disease free
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