Origanum Rotkugel

Rotkugel Ornamental Oregano

Rotkugel is one of the very best ornamental oreganos that blooms in mid-to late summer with a profusion of flower heads filled with small bright pink flowers. A fantastic perennial for feeding bees and butterflies .
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height15" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly summer to fall
ShippingNo longer available this season. Learn More…
SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014658

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).

Find Your Planting Zone:

You have entered an invalid zip code, please check your zip code and try again.

Product is Out of Stock
Out of stock
SKU
HC014658

Video

 
Details
15" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). Introduced to the U.S. by Dan Hinkley, this is an improvement on the taller flower cultivars like Herrenhausen. 'Rotkugel' is more floriferous and has a more mounding habit in flower. The plant forms low-spreading stoloniferous mats of foliage that come into bloom from August through October. The flowering stems have large, loose heads of bi-color flowers with dark purple calyces and deep pink flowers. Butterflies love this plant! Cut back to green basal growth in spring.
More Information
SKUHC014658
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Rotkugel Ornamental Oregano
Botanical Name
Origanum Rotkugel
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Mature Height
15" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early summer to fall
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Good For Containers
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
Shipping

No longer available this season.

Reviews
Q & A

Suggested Companion Plants: