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Golden Oregano

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'

Origanum vulgare Aureum BotGardBln07122011D by User:BotBln (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








4 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Golden Oregano Overview

Oregano is a hardy perennial with a spreading habit with soft round aromatic leaves. It is well known for its culinary use, especially in Mediterranean dishes. It is highly recommended for novice gardeners as it is both easy to grow and has a practical use. 'Aureum' is a cultivar of Oregano that has narrow golden leaves and has a mild scent when rubbed between your fingers.

Common problems with Golden Oregano

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How to harvest Golden Oregano

Leaves can be harvested throughout the year.

How to propagate Golden Oregano


The best time to sow the seeds is either during spring or summer.


Divide clumps in the Spring and replant.


Make 10-15cm long cuttings and root in a glass of water on a windowsill or keep moist in a well-draining potting soil mix.

Special features of Golden Oregano

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Attractive leaves

Ground cover

Other uses of Golden Oregano

Culinary, border, edging, ground cover, herb garden, colour


The leaves are used as a culinary herb that is present in Mediterranean cuisine.


It is known for its effective anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial qualities.

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