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Wednesday's Flower

Hop Marjoram

Wednesday's Story

It’s curious…

At the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in London, England, I came across this potted plant. Its gradated mauve to green bracts jut out under one another, creating a pinecone-like shape. At its end it produces a slender, light lavender flower. Such an unusual shape, and yet, such loveliness. Another wonder to experience.

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points of interest

Plants form domes with arching and branching stems. Leaves are aromatic, mid-green, densely white felted and round ovate-shaped. In mid to late summer, dense, pendent whorls of small, open funnel-shaped light lavender flowers emerge among hop-like purple bracts. Bracts remain attractive in garden through the end of the season. Grow in a rock garden, alpine house or front of the border. Attracts bees.

general care

Grow in full sun in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, preferably alkaline soil. Dislikes excessive moisture.

friday’s flower fact

Hop Marjoram is a culinary herb with healing properties. This oregano symbolizes love and is said to be an aphrodisiac.

Common Names | Hop Marjoram
Botanical Name | Origanum dictamnus x calcaratum
Family | Lamiaceae
Type | Evergreen subshrub
Origin | Crete
Zone | 8-11
Flower Height | 6”
Flower Diameter | 1/2”

photographed @

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, England

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