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By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab Utah
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Comments about High Country Gardens Origanum Rotkugel:
Oh wow these are purple for just about ever! The leaves are cute and green as well and the shape of each plant is nicely rounded. This plant is never lonely, it is constantly covered by pollinators. Perhaps one of my best nursery purchases.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice w other purples
Long lasting blooms
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By TX Gardener
from Lubbock, TX
Lovely plant. It is now keeping my honeysuckle toes cool. Slow spreading, and wonderful small purple flower stalks that provide feed for the birds in winter. Beautiful green all year!
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
interesting growth form
from Boulder Colorado
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Disappointed in growth form of the rotkugel - have grown these for a few years, from you and the old Timberline Garden here in Colorado - very strange since the other 1 of 3 grew just fine in proximity.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By this is me
from Santa Barbara CA
I planted this last spring in Santa Barbara Ca (very much affected by the current drought). This little plant thrives with minimal water: the leaves are welcome relief from all the brown in the area and the bees love the flowers. It all survived a very rough transplant from clay pots to in the ground. Great plant, will be using it as a groundcover for other areas.
Bees love it.
By Gene the wildlife lover.
from Portland, OR
Bees love this Origanum Rotkugel, and therefore, so do I. I purchased 6 additional ones to attract more pollinators.
By Lauren Clark
from Abilene, TX
I planted my Rotkugel in an area that does not get much water, and last year we only had 18" of rain in central Texas. It barely blooms, but as a ground cover, it spread to about 4x4, and its leaves are beautiful. I planned to plant it as an edging, but it took over my bed so I moved it. It transplants well. Our nights are warm; usually it is still 80 at midnight; maybe you have to have cooler nights for it to bloom.
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.
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