Origanum vulgare Compacta Nana
Dwarf Culinary Oregano
Details10" tall x 24-36" wide (cutting propagated). Origanum vulgare Compacta Nana is a tight, low-growing groundcover, a dwarf form of culinary oregano. Blooming for several months in summer, the light pink flowers attract all kinds of honey and native bees. The leaves make a flavorful seasoning. This is an excellent groundcover for use as a lawn substitute as it takes light foot traffic. Mow to deadhead large patches.
|Common Name||Dwarf Culinary Oregano|
|Botanical Name||Origanum vulgare Compacta Nana|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||10" tall|
|Mature Spread||24-36" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Edible, Low Maintenance|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouse in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Origanum vulgare Compacta Nana:
I planted three of these in a bare spot bordering the sidewalk along the front porch. They spread like crazy with lots of attractive pinkish flowers, despite the terrible heat and a couple of irrigation snafus. If I can find a place to put more, I will definitely buy again.
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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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