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Origanum 'Bristol Cross'

Pronunciation: oh-RIG-uh-num
Common Name: Bristol Cross Oregano
Cultivar: Bristol Cross
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 12in (30.4cm)
Width to: 24in (60.9cm)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
  • 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Bristol Cross Oregano (Origanum) bear whorls of tubular pink flowers
Soil Type: Poor to moderately fertile soil that is well drained and preferably alkaline
Plant Perks:
  • Edible
  • Fragrant
  • Container Gardening
Pests and Diseases: Root and stem rots, aphids and spider mites.
Propagation: Sow Bristol Cross Oregano (Origanum) seed in containers in cold frame in autumn, or at 50-55ºF in spring. Divide in spring, or take basal cuttings in late spring.
Native to: Garden origin
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 6-8
Notes for Identification:

Bristol Cross Oregano (Origanum) is a prostrate, semi evergreen subshrub with trailing stems and rounded-ovate, bright green leaves, to 3/4in (2cm) long.

Care:  When grown under glass, grow in mix of equal parts loam, leaf mold and sharp sand.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and the USDA

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Herbs | Perennials
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