Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano

Origanum dayi Post

Desert Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
USDA Zone: 4-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

Origanum dayi Post (Desert Oregano) is a small shrub native to the Mediterranean with a charming, well-rounded habit. This perennial is ideal for full sun and reaches 2-5 feet in height and width. It does best in moderate water in dry conditions, and for slow-growing plants, it will tolerate drought better than other species.

This perennial offers exquisite white to off-white flowers and a fragrant aroma. These flowers appear from late Spring to early Summer, adding to the charm and beauty of this plant. The foliage is a vibrant green and is covered with silvery-white leaf markings, which creates a stunning display. This plant is also a great addition to landscapes, gardens and containers.

Origanum dayi Post is a frost-hardy perennial, and it can be grown in USDA Zones 4-9. If you live in a cold climate, it can easily be grown in a pot or container, provided it is kept in a sheltered area such as a greenhouse or cold frame. To care for this plant, water it once a week to keep the soil lightly moist. Make sure to avoid overwatering, as it may lead to root or stem rot. A balanced fertilizer should also be applied regularly throughout the growing season to ensure the plant has access to all the nutrients it needs. During Winter, make sure the plant is dormant and it should be kept dry and cool.

Origanum dayi Post is a reliable and easy-to-care-for perennial that adds a touch of fragrant beauty to any garden. Its cascading form and delicate white flowers make it ideal for any landscape. With its hardiness and potential for fast growth, this plant will be a stunning addition to any garden.

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Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano
Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano

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