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Herbaceous Perennial

Origanum 'Rosenkuppel'
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oregano 'Rosenkuppel'

'Rosenkuppel' is a compact ornamental cultivar, with small, soft, aromatic, purple-flushed leaves on slender stems. These are topped with clusters of tiny purple flowers with red-purple bracts

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Origanum may be herbaceous perennials or deciduous or evergreen sub-shrubs, with aromatic foliage and spikes of small tubular flowers usually with conspicuous bracts

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a any well-drained (preferably alkaline) soil, in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Cut back old, flowered stems in early spring

Pests

Can get leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease free

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