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Origanum laevigatum ‘Hopley′s Purple’
Origanum laevigatum ‘Hopley′s Purple’
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Origanum laevigatum ‘Hopley′s Purple’

Ornamental Oregano

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.400.931

A very popular variety of Ornamental Oregano, one of several now becoming available in North America. This selection features long wands of purple-pink flowers in late summer and fall, over a trailing mound of fragrant, green foliage that turns reddish-purple in fall. The flowers hold their colour when dried and are very attractive to butterflies and beneficial insects. Useful in the sunny border, for edging and in tubs and mixed containers. Lovely weaving in and around neighbouring plants. Very tough. Heat and drought tolerant, once established. May be easily divided in early spring.

Further details for
Origanum laevigatum ‘Hopley′s Purple’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.