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Cuban Oregano

Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus)

Cuban Oregano is a tender, sprawling herb that is widely cultivated in tropical regions. The fleshy leaves have a scent and taste similar to Oregano, and can be used to flavor stuffing, meat and fish dishes, and salads. This plant is very nice for planting in containers by itself or…

Golden Oregano

Golden Oregano 'Aureum' (Origanum vulgare)

Versatile selection with golden, crinkled, aromatic foliage. Golden Oregano is perfect for growing in containers on a deck or indoors on a sunny windowsill. Its low, creeping habit creates a fragrant groundcover. Excellent for planting in the foreground of a border, or trailing from…

Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano (Origanum heracleoticum)

The intense peppery-flavored leaves of this compact perennial herb are superb for adding an unforgettable taste to Greek, Italian and Mexican cuisine. This selection is very nice for growing in containers on patios or decks where its intoxicating aroma can be enjoyed. It also makes a…

Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum)

The intense peppery-flavored leaves of this compact perennial herb are superb for adding an unforgettable taste to Greek, Italian and Mexican cuisine. This selection is very nice for growing in containers on patios or decks where its intoxicating aroma can be enjoyed. It also makes a…

Hopflower Oregano

Hopflower Oregano (Origanum libanoticum)

A striking variation on standard Oregano. Produces lush layers of flower bracts that resemble hop flowers. Grown mainly as an ornamental. The foliage is fragrant but the taste is not as appealing as the traditional culinary forms of Oregano. This plant looks lovely spilling over the…

Italian Oregano, Hardy Marjoram

Italian Oregano, Hardy Marjoram (Origanum x majoricum)

Versatile selection with heart-shaped and pleasantly scented foliage. Tiny, white to pale pink flowers appear in late summer. Oregano plants tend to become woody and bitter around the time they start to flower. The flowers can be harvested but overall it may be best to cut the plant…

Italian Oregano

Italian Oregano (Origanum onites)

Italian Oregano is native to the Mediterranean region where it is popular for flavoring meat and fish dishes. The pleasantly scented leaves and flowers are also nice for drying and adding to potpourri and herb pillows. Try adding fresh leaves to marinades or using them as a homemade…

Mexican Oregano

Mexican Oregano (Poliomintha longiflora)

Although not a true oregano, Mexican oregano is native to Mexico, Guatemala and parts of South America. Tiny, starry flowers appear intermittently throughout the season. Responding especially well to being pruned, consider topiaries or espaliers as an alternative to its natural form.…

Oregano

Oregano 'Dittany of Crete' (Origanum dictamnus)

Shrubby, mound-forming evergreen. Aromatic, woolly silver foliage is carried on arching stems. Tiny pink flowers in mid-to-late summer are an added bonus.

Oregano

Oregano 'Greek Mountain' (Origanum heracleoticum)

Greek Oregano is said to have come to us as a symbol of happiness from the Goddess Aphrodite, hence given the name "óros gános" (joy-of-the-mountain). It has been used to celebrate marriage and death in the Mediterranean for centuries. The intense peppery-flavored leaves of 'Greek…