Origanum 'Goodwin Creek'

Common name(s): ornamental oregano

Description: perennial; we raised this from open-pollinated seed of O. rotundifolium given to us by Jim and Dottie Becker of Goodwin Creek Gardens for whom we named it after. Clearly a hybrid of some sort with long, slender chartreuse and rose bracts and compact, gray-green foliage. One of our favorite origanums and not just because we introduced it.

Height: to 10 in. Spread: to 1 ft.

Position: full sun and lean, well-draining soil

Uses: ornamental, containers, to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 0 F and below

Drought: adapted to 4 months of summer drought