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Origanum 'Kent Beauty'

Marjoram

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Rob Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (276524)

Plant details

This small plant makes low-spreading mounds of semi-evergreen foliage. During summer the plant is almost covered by flowers the same shape and size as hop flowers, actually a series of bracts, which are rosy pink and apple green. These dry out naturally on the plant and gradually fade, remaining a feature until autumn when they can be removed. Small and special, this is perfect for a rock garden or alpine trough, or in a gravel scree garden. Once established, plants dislike disturbance.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Origanum

Cultivar: Kent Beauty

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 20cm


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