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Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’
Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’
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Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’

Golden Oregano

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.400.980

One of several ornamental Oreganos now becoming available in North America. This selection features large clusters of white flowers in midsummer, over a bushy mound of chartreuse-yellow foliage. Plants are great for edging, or in tubs and mixed containers. Since this is a form of Common Oregano, the leaves are fragrant and may be used in cooking. Clip plants back hard in June to maintain a low, creeping habit. Clumps can be easily divided in early spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies.

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Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   15-30 cm
   6-12 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.