Origanum x hybrida
Intriguing non culinary oregano that has densely textured mounds of drooping hop-like flowers in soft tones of sage green, dusty pink and purple, changing with different light exposure. Kirigami is decorative in patio containers, hanging baskets, and window boxes, were its eye catching appearance can be consumed all season. PVP
Perennial, Zones 5-8
Germination: 4-8 days
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lightly press in
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70 degree F soil temperature. Transplant into the garden or containter after the last frost. Water seedlings regularly until established.
Outside Sowing: After the last frost, when soil is over 65 degrees F. Only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Mounding, slightly trailing
Height and Width: 8-10" x 12-14"
Spacing: 14-18" apart
Light Needs: Full sun, light shade
Soil Needs: Average, well drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days for full sized plants
Uses: Window-boxes, hanging baskets, patio containers, borders, rock gardens, established plants tolerate drought, low maintenance, colorful all season long.
Care: Mix compost into the soil at transplanting time. Keep transplants watered regularly until established when it will tolerate drier conditions.