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Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'

Kent Beauty Oregano

Oregano

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Description

Kent Beauty Oregano has masses of beautiful nodding creamy white hop-like flowers with pink bracts at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive small fragrant heart-shaped leaves remain bluish-green in color with distinctive silver veins throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Kent Beauty Oregano is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kent Beauty Oregano is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Kent Beauty Oregano will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5a

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Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 inches

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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