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Origanum syriacum 'Cleopatra' (Syrian Oregano)

Oregano 'Cleopatra', Syrian Oregano 'Cleopatra', Biblical Hyssop 'Cleopatra', Syrian Marjoram 'Cleopatra', Lebanese Oregano 'Cleopatra'


Selected for its uniformity, flavor, aroma, and high yields, award-winning Origanum syriacum 'Cleopatra' (Syrian Oregano) is a bushy and compact perennial herb with erect stems densely covered with small, egg-shaped, silvery gray leaves. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, Cleopatra has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding it to their roasted vegetables and savory meat dishes. It works well in a raised bed as well as containers. Dry the leaves harvested from this high-yield plant for use year-round.

  • 2015 All-America Selections winner.
  • Grows up to 10 in. tall and wide (25 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.
  • An excellent choice for cottage 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 seeds in spring, cuttings in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Plant Family Origanum - Oregano
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spacing 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles 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 9 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Perennials
Plant Family Origanum - Oregano
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spread 8" – 10" (20cm – 25cm)
Spacing 7" – 8" (17cm – 20cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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