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Origanum x hybridum 'Santa Cruz' | Oregano 'Santa Cruz'

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Family: Lamiaceae

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This hardy and vigorous perennial acts like a groundcover, reaching 10" tall and spreading 1.5'. Leaves are small, oval, gray green and aromatic. Small, purplish pink flowers appear above the foliage from summer through fall. This plant prefers full sun, well draining soil, and becomes drought tolerant once it's established. Bees and butterflies love this plant. Flowers are great for dried flower arrangements. Plant around rocks or use as cascading down retaining walls.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Perennial

Height Range

Under 1'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Pink, Purple

Flower Season

Summer, Fall

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Unparticular

Soil Condition

Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

7, 8, 9

Sunset Zones

8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Deer

Design

Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Fall Color, Fragrance, Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Entry, Lawn, Patio, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Roadside, Walls / Fences, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Mass Planting

Attracts Wildlife

Butterflies

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