Origanum 'Kent Beauty'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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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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