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Origanum rotundifolium (Round-leaved oregano)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Origanum rotundifolium

Other names

Round-leaved oregano

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Species

O. rotundifolium - O. rotundifolium is a spreading perennial forming neat, rounded matt green leaves and small green and pale pink flowers from mid-summer to autumn. Ideal for rock gardens.


Origanum rotundifolium is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Small weeping

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Early in spring, trim spent flower stems.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Origanum rotundifolium (Round-leaved oregano) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil, preferably chalky, in a sunny postion. Flourishes in dry conditions and dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Origanum rotundifolium

Other names

Round-leaved oregano

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Species

O. rotundifolium - O. rotundifolium is a spreading perennial forming neat, rounded matt green leaves and small green and pale pink flowers from mid-summer to autumn. Ideal for rock gardens.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Small weeping

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Early in spring, trim spent flower stems.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Origanum rotundifolium (Round-leaved oregano) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil, preferably chalky, in a sunny postion. Flourishes in dry conditions and dislikes winter wet.

Soil type

Chalky

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

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