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Golden Oregano in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Origanum Vulgare 'Aureum'

 

Golden Oregano

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb. 'Aureum' is a woody-based perennial to 30cm in height, forming a spreading clump of wiry stems bearing broadly ovate, bright golden-yellow leaves, and light pink tubular flowers in small terminal clusters

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plant Features
  • Golden Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Golden Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Golden Oregano is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Golden Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Golden Oregano

Latin name

Origanum Vulgare 'Aureum'

type

Herb

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.0 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Golden Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Golden Oregano is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Golden Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Golden Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Golden Oregano is 0.40meters x 0.40meters 0.40 M 0.40 M

Origanum Vulgare 'Aureum'

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb. 'Aureum' is a woody-based perennial to 30cm in height, forming a spreading clump of wiry stems bearing broadly ovate, bright golden-yellow leaves, and light pink tubular flowers in small terminal clusters


Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Oregano seed is very fine, so mix it with sand to make it easier to handle. Sow the seed in plug-trays from mid Spring indoors, or from early Summer outdoors. Oregano seeds need a temperature of around 15 deg. C to germinate, so some heat may be required.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Propagating oregano by cuttings is very easy -you can really just break a piece of and stick it in the soil, and chances are it will grow! The proper way is to take several cuttings 3"-4".Remove the leaves from the lower 2", and place the cuttings around the edge of a pot of compost. Water.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Plant out seedlings when they are around 4" high. Plant into free-draining soil in sun, or partial sun

 
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