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Origanum laevigatum Hopley's Purple - Hopley's Purple Oregano

Origanum laevigatum Hopleys Purple is a pleasant addition to the perennial bed. This ornamental Oregano flowers for a long time, late Spring through Fall, and unlike the culinary varieties it doesn't run amok too quickly. Origanum Hopley's Purple can grow from 18-24 inches tall and spreads a few inches a year in each direction. I prune Origanum Hopley's Purple back to near ground level as the purple flowers fade and completely in mid-winter. The leaves of this ornamental oregano are fragrant. Origanum Hopley's Purple is hardy to 0° F.

Origanum Hopley's Purple

Flowers and foliage of Origanum laevigatum Hopley's Purple. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Other plant pages from the genus Origanum featured on this site:
Origanum dictamnus
Origanum Kaliteri
Origanum rotundifolium Kent Beauty