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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty'
Pronounced: o-ree-GAH-num ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-um
Sunset zones: 2b-24.
USDA zones: 5-8.
Heat zones: 8-5.
Height: 4 inches (10cm).
Width: 8 inches (20 cm).
Summer to first frost.
Two to three-inch long, hop-like, chartreuse bracts that age to pink, with small pinkish-lavender flowers peeking out between them.
Blue-green, slightly rounded heart-shaped leaves.
Extremely well-drained soil.
Fertilize in spring with a complete organic fertilizer.
Divide in spring.
Basal cuttings in late spring.
Rainy Side Notes
This oregano is very similar to Origanum 'Barbara Tingey' except for being a little shorter. This herb looks best when draping down over a rock wall. The culture is the same for both herbs.
Photographed in author's garden.