An interesting variety of this hardy perennial herb, this bold Oregano really does have hot and spicy smelling, aromatic foliage. Use the pungent green leaves fresh or dry for flavouring Mexican dishes. (If using in recipes calling for common oregano, cut the quantity by half.)
The white flowers produced in summer and autumn are popular with the bees and butterflies, and the buds can be used for flavouring after they have been gently dried.
Oreganos are useful herbscaping plants, as they give good groundcover. The trailing habit also means they are useful as path edging and in containers. A herbaceous perennial, they light good sunlight and well-drained soil.
Flowering Period: Summer
Companion Plant: Plant Oregano among broccoli to repel the Cabbage Butterfly.
Eco-friendly: This herb plant is grown in peat free compost in a biodegradable pot made from waste coir with natural latex.
More herbs in hairy pots are available in store.