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Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' (Oregano 'Aureum Crispum')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'

Other names

Oregano 'Aureum Crispum', Golden crinkle-leaf oregano, Crinkly oregano, Golden crinkle leaf oregano, Origanum vulgare 'Crinkle Leaf', Golden curly oregano, Golden marjoram, Origanum 'Aureum Crispum'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureum Crispum' _ 'Aureum Crispum' is a mound-forming, woody-based, deciduous perennial with rounded to ovate, crinkled, mildly aromatic, yellow to yellow-green leaves and small clusters of tiny, tubular, purple-pink flowers from summer to early autumn.


Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is lightly fragrant.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Golden-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Golden-yellow in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' (Oregano 'Aureum Crispum') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Best with afternoon shade in hot summers. Moderately drought tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'

Other names

Oregano 'Aureum Crispum', Golden crinkle-leaf oregano, Crinkly oregano, Golden crinkle leaf oregano, Origanum vulgare 'Crinkle Leaf', Golden curly oregano, Golden marjoram, Origanum 'Aureum Crispum'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Aureum Crispum' _ 'Aureum Crispum' is a mound-forming, woody-based, deciduous perennial with rounded to ovate, crinkled, mildly aromatic, yellow to yellow-green leaves and small clusters of tiny, tubular, purple-pink flowers from summer to early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is lightly fragrant.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Golden-yellow in Summer; Yellow-green, Golden-yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' (Oregano 'Aureum Crispum') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Mediterranean, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Best with afternoon shade in hot summers. Moderately drought tolerant.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' (Oregano 'Aureum Crispum')

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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