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Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'/Golden Oregano, Creeping Golden Marjoram

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Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Common Name: Golden Oregano, Creeping Golden Marjoram
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: The golden oregano is grown primarily as an ornamental. Its golden colored foliage is a special feature of this herb. While most herbs perform best in full sunlight, this one needs partial shade during the heat of the day because the yellow foliage scorches in full sunlight in hot climates. This selection can be cut to encourage the plant to creep and form more of a ground covering plant. As with most herbs, this one grows well as a container plant.