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Bristol Cross Oregano

Origanum Bristol Cross
SKU: HC017455
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
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A lovely low-growing Oregano with burgundy tinged foliage, ‘Bristol Cross’ (Origanum) will spread with time, making a fragrant ground cover for dry, sunny areas. This fascinating lavender and green calyces on dark wiry stems bloom in summer and fall – with tubular, pollinator-friendly flowers. Its herbal scent makes oregano deer resistant. An excellent choice for the herb gardener as well as the collector! (Origanum)
key features
Botanical Name
Origanum Bristol Cross
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Dried Flowers, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-9" tall
Bloom Time
Late summer to mid fall


6-8” tall x 12-18” wide. Origanum ‘Bristol Cross’ provides for the cook, the collector, the crafter, and the florist in you! In summer, dark wiry stems are tipped with long green bracts that carry several purple tubular flowers. As the season progresses, this creates a cascading effect that’s perfect for garden walls or large containers. The stems dry well and work beautifully in flower arrangements or kitchen projects. Plant ‘Bristol Cross’ in dry to average soils. It’s much better to water this Mediterranean descendant deeply and allow it to slowly dry out before watering again. If the plant is looking untidy in late spring, cut back to encourage new growth and a stronger habit. If growing in containers, ensure that the container is well-draining, and pair with other plants or herbs that prefer slightly drier conditions.
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