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Origanum 'Kent Beauty'
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oregano 'Kent Beauty'

'Kent Beauty' is a semi-evergreen subshrub with trailing stems bearing pairs of rounded, bright green, aromatic leaves. In summer produces whorls of tubular pink flowers among conspicuous, cone-like, overlapping, deep rose-pink bracts

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
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 poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Protect from winter wet

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring, or by basal cuttings in late spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Mediterranean climate plants
Pruning

Cut back old flowered stems in early spring

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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