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Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy' (Oregano 'Hot & Spicy')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'

Other names

Oregano 'Hot & Spicy', Oregano 'Hot 'n Spicy'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Hot & Spicy' _ 'Hot & Spicy' is a bushy, herbaceous perennial with ascending, purple-brown stems and ovate leaves that are green flushed with red. Purple-pink flowers appear in summer.


Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic and may be used for culinary purposes

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

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

Basal cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy' (Oregano 'Hot & Spicy') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m 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

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

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'

Other names

Oregano 'Hot & Spicy', Oregano 'Hot 'n Spicy'

Genus

Origanum Origanum

Variety or Cultivar

'Hot & Spicy' _ 'Hot & Spicy' is a bushy, herbaceous perennial with ascending, purple-brown stems and ovate leaves that are green flushed with red. Purple-pink flowers appear in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic and may be used for culinary purposes

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


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

Basal cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy' (Oregano 'Hot & Spicy') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m 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

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

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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