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Featured Plant – Kent Beauty Oregano

Kentbeauty1_3 Here is a “beauty” of a plant that everyone should grow.

It is called Kent Beauty Oregano (Origanum ‘Kent Beauty’). It is NOT an oregano that you eat. It is just one to look at, admire and impress your friends with. We all need a few plants like that, don’t we?

Like all oregano plants, Kent Beauty likes full sun. If you live in an area where you can grow regular oregano, you should be able to grow Kent Beauty as well. You can grow it as a short mounding plant toward the front of your border or in a container. Personally, I think it looks best in a container — especially a hanging basket. It just looks so intriguing trailing down over the side. It has these beautiful rose colored bracts that droop around the edges. They almost look like hops, don’t they? Kentbeauty2

Kent Beauty also looks incredible as a cut flower. Place it in a vase with taller flowers in the center. No one will know what it is.

You can buy the plants from:

Digging Dog Nursery

Goodwin Creek Gardens

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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.