Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' | Golden Crinkled Oregano

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum' | Golden Crinkled Oregano

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Golden crinkled oregano is a beautiful crinkly golden leaved, small growing version of Greek oregano. It is slow growing, and grows much better in afternoon shade in hot areas. When people look at the plant in our gardens, they either think the plant is 1. Beautiful and unusual, or 2. dying of lack of nitrogen and has been attacked by insects, causing bizarre leaf damage. Obviously, number 1 is true, but it does look a bit odd. It really brightens up a dark area of the garden though, and has lovely little spikes of white flowers in the summer. It is a very mild culinary - use it fresh in salads, as any cooking will completely destroy the flavor.
 
Plant in afternoon shade, fertilize sparingly and divide every 2 to 3 years.