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Origanum 'Kirigami' (Ornamental Oregano)

Oregano 'Kirigami', Ornamental Oregano 'Kirigami', Wild marjoram 'Kirigami', English marjoram 'Kirigami', Grove marjoram 'Kirigami', Pot marjoram 'Kirigami', Wintersweet 'Kirigami'


Origanum 'Kirigami' (Ornamental Oregano) is a low-growing, herbaceous perennial with small, rounded, light green, aromatic leaves adorned with purple-green highlights. Blooming all summer long, it produces whorls of pendulous, dusty pink, hop-like bracts with tiny, rose-pink flowers peeking out of them. While not intended for culinary use, on warm evenings with a gentle breeze, you can smell its wonderful fragrance. Use as a decorative plant on your patio table, show it off in a hanging basket, or plant in border fronts and rock gardens.. The charming flowers can be used in dried flower arrangements too.

  • Grows up to 8-10 in. tall (20-25 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-35 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils. Good heat and drought tolerance. Intolerant of high humidity.
  • Low maintenance and relatively disease and pest free, this plant is also deer resistant.
  • An excellent choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, Mediterranean gardens or containers.
  • Cut back old flowered stems in early spring to keep the planting tidy and to induce growth of new leaves.
  • Propagate by division in spring, or by basal cuttings in late spring

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Plant Family Origanum - Oregano
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Plant Family Origanum - Oregano
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 15" – 18" (37cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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