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Origanum 'Kent Beauty'

Origanum  'Kent Beauty'
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Common Name:

Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Drought Tolerant:  Yes
Planting Style:  cottage
Season of Interest:  Mid-summer
Position/ Situation:  Rock Garden
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Pink
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Leaves
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  dry or sandy soil
Soil PH:  Alkaline to Neutral
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


Small, mounded prostrate evergreen sub-shrub with curious whorls of pink-mauve flowers encased in hop-like, deep pink bracts in summer. Likes full sun and really well drained soil. Ideal for the front of a dry sunny border or growing over the edge of a low wall. Attracts bees. Very drought tolerant. 9 cm pot.


Mainland UK  £6.99 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £3.99
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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) by either 24 hour courier service or Royal Mail 1st Class.

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category (Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: 9cm or 1 litre
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 2 or 3 litre (occasionally 1.5 litre)
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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