Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’
This variety of Origanum derives from Beth Chatto’s gravel garden. It produces a dense cushion of soft butter yellow leaves. These create an aromatic groundcover mat that will bring joy evertime it is touched or walked on. Like most of the other oreganos, Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’ is also edible. Although it’s not as strong as the wider used Origanum vulgare, but none the less tasty and usefull as it is very decorative. An invaluable groundcover for its’ all year round dense, neat mounds of colour. It’s at its happiest in hot and dry summer conditions but is also frost hardy.
Growing: Origanum vulgare ‘Thumble’s Variety’
– Height with flowers: 15cm approx.
– Width: 20cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun or Partial Shade but prefers a hot and arid spot in the sun.
– Soil: Preferably Rich and Well drained. However it will tolerate most soil conditions but not waterlogged.
– Fragrance: Oregano has a very pungent smell and an aromatic flavor
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, Butterflies and also other beneficial pollinators.
– Care: Generally an easy to grow plant and requires little to no maintenance. and just like all oregano’s it loves a cut back at any time of the year.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Most plants that relate back to the mint family are very deer and rabbit resistant due to the natural oils present and overall taste of these types of herbs, and luckily this beauty is one of them!
– Origin: Origanum vulgare is native to temperate Western and Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.