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Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Other names

Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Herrenhausen' _ 'Herrenhausen' is a woody-based, deciduous perennial forming a loose clump of upright, wiry stems bearing small, ovate, purple-flushed leaves and dense whorls of tubular, two-lipped, pink flowers from late spring into autumn.


Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Spring; Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green, Flushed purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flower stems in late spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Avoid wet, winter conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'

Other names

Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Herrenhausen' _ 'Herrenhausen' is a woody-based, deciduous perennial forming a loose clump of upright, wiry stems bearing small, ovate, purple-flushed leaves and dense whorls of tubular, two-lipped, pink flowers from late spring into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is fragrant.

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Spring; Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green, Flushed purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green, Flushed purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flower stems in late spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil in full sun. Avoid wet, winter conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen' (Smooth oregano 'Herrenhausen')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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