Thanksgiving Ornamental Oregano (Origanum x 'Erntedank') is a stunningly colorful ornamental oregano. 'Erntedank' is the German word for Thanksgiving). This fragrant herb colors the garden with pink flowers and deep rose-purple calyxes from early summer to fall. A pollinator favorite, it’s a beauty in containers too. It isn’t clear why this plant is so difficult to find in cultivation, because it’s a cold hardy, adaptable, and easy-to-grow perennial. Fragrant herbal foliage is generally deer and rabbit resistant. Ornamental oregano is similar to culinary oregano, but it’s less flavorful. It grows best with full sun in almost any soil that drains well (not wet clay). A Mediterranean native, it needs regular water in the first season and is drought tolerant once established, and will gradually spread to form a lovely mass of fall color that deer tend to avoid. It only needs to be cut back to the ground in early spring. Hardy in zones 6-10, they will return reliably in spring when happy.
Combine it with Schizachyrium (Little Bluestem), Bouteloua 'Blonde Ambition' (Blue Grama Grass), and Salvia azurea (Prairie Sage), to name just a few.
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Plant - 2.5" Pot
Thanksgiving Ornamental Oregano
Origanum x Erntedank
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Early summer to late summer
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
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