Ornamental oreganos are slowly spreading, semi-evergreen groundcovers and compact perennials. They have both distinctive foliage and showy flowers/bracts.
The bracts are a rosy color and pendulous, looking very much like hops. This is especially fitting since it comes from Kent, a county in England where I grew up – and yes, the area used to be filled with hop fields. The leaves are a powdery blue-green.
Pronunciation: or-ri-GA-num ro-tun-dih-FOH-lee-um
Species Meaning: Round leaf
They want at least half a day of direct sun, good drainage, and can tolerate dry soil once established. It works great in a container where it can spill over the side.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21176
In the front of the pot by the front door, trailing over the edge.
We acquired this plant from Hidden Acres.