Origanum 'Rose Beauty'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
This oregano hybrid forms a central root-crown from which short, prostrate stems radiate in all directions. The leaves are nearly round and colored light green. The flower clusters, which are freely produced from spring to fall, are showy not so much for the blossoms themselves as for the large, overlapping rose pink floral bracts. These dry well and are used in floral arrangements. Selected by Ron Lutsko from seedlings of 'Kent Beauty'. Sun, well drained soil, moderate to occasional watering when established.