Oregano

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Summary

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for flavoring a variety of dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Description

Greek Oregano has a stronger pepper flavor than standard Oregano. A must for every herb garden! Seasons a wide variety of foods. Common - Valued in the kitchen for its peppery flavored, aromatic foliage. This bushy perennial herb forms upright to spreading mounds. Masses of small pink flowers in midsummer. Golden - Golden-tipped, pleasantly scented foliage complemented by tiny light lavender flowers in spring. Strongly flavorful, fresh leaves provide an unforgettable taste to fine Italian and Mexican cuisine. Hot & Spicy - Bold flavor, creeps like Greek Oregano. Use fresh or dried in stews, fish, meat or Italian dishes. Italian - Mounded perennial herb with small, aromatic leaves. Tiny white flowers in early summer.

Additional Info

Did you know? The name oregano is the Greek word for "joy of the mountains," as this herb grows wild on the mountains of Greece. Long before it found its way into modern recipes, oregano was widely used as a medicine -- the ancient Greeks used it on open sores and sore muscles, and the Romans applied it to spider and scorpion bites.


Details

Seasons:
Colors
  • Green
Habits
  • Spreading
Exposure
  • Full Sun
Moisture
  • Moist
Height:

24 - in

Spread:

18 - in

Zone:

N/A

Uses
  • Bedding Plant
  • Containers
  • Vegetable Garden
Features
  • Edible Fruit/Foliage
  • Fragrant
Sub-Categories
  • Herb
Pruning

Plants should be cut back before flowering to promote new growth. Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Protect from excessive winter moisture.


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