Cascading Hopflower Oregano

Origanum libanoticum (Hopflower Oregano) is an Old World herb that blooms in mid-summer on tall stems with cascading sprays of pink bracts and flowers. Planted on the edge of a raised bed shows off the lantern-like flowers to best advantage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 10
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
fragrant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
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Plants For Small Spaces
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Deer Resistant
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Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 2.5" Pot
SKUHC014656

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Origanum libanoticum (Hopflower Oregano) is truly a spectacular flowering plant that will generate lots of admiring comments from visitors to your garden. By midsummer, the wiry stems hold hundreds of pendulous paper lantern-like bracts, each adorned with small rose-pink flowers. Use Origanum libanoticum on the edges in raised beds or berms where it will show to best advantage. Plant into well-drained soils of moderate fertility (not too much compost). Other small growing plants like Dwarf Blue Lavender, Thymus necceffii or Veronica incana make fine companions. 18" tall x 18" wide. (cutting propagated).
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SKUHC014656
Item Package Size
Plant - 2.5" Pot
Common Name
Cascading Hopflower Oregano
Botanical Name
Origanum libanoticum
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Mature Height
18" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Plants For Small Spaces, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert, Coastal California
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
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