Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Oregano is a lovely plant for the herb garden. Use it to give pasta and pizza dishes a Mediterranean taste. Plants normally have mid-green leaves. However, the cultivar 'Aureum Crispum' produces attractive, curly, golden leaves that make it a lovely specimen for a pot or window-box. From mid-summer to early autumn, tubular, pink flowers and purple tinted bracts appear.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Origanum

Species: vulgare

Cultivar: Aureum Crispum

Plant type: Herb

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Dramatic foliage, Aromatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Flowering period: July to September

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