Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

Plant Search » Perennials

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Common Name: Golden Oregano Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Zoom In Photo:

A useful, wonderfully fragrant edger or wall-spiller with golden leaves through much of the year and well into fall. Once established it will completely suppress weeds. The fragrant foliage has a mild flavour and can be used for culinary purposes including as a bright garnish.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Dry grassy areas and scrub, usually on calcareous soils.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGold 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

  Email This Info
  View All Plants of this Genus

Recommended Companion Plants:
Physocarpus opulifolius "'Diablo'"
Nepeta racemosa "'Walker's Low'"

*The Plant Encyclopedia is updated each year to provide a close representation of our selection. Not all plants will be in stock at all times. If a certain plant is not available we might have a similar cultivar. We encourage you to email us at info at or call ahead to check availability (604) 270-4133.

Contact Us | Home | © Phoenix Perennials