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Origanum 'Amethyst Falls'
Common Name: Ornamental Oregano Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Origanum  'Amethyst Falls'
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This lovely ornamental (rather than culinary) oregano blooms with masses of hop-like clusters of purplish pink flowers that emerge from chartreuse bracts. As the blossoms mature the bracts turn a striking mauve. The lightly scented foliage is a similar shape to the flower bracts and is bluish green. Easy to grow in average to dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Superior winter drainage is the key to growing this plant well. Drought tolerant. Plant in borders, rock walls, hanging baskets or containers.

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ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourBluish Green 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant Average  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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