Common Name: Greek Oregano
Latin Name: Origanum spp.
Description: Greek oregano has a superior flavour to normal oregano. It has grey-green leaves which are slightly hairy and white whorls of flowers in late summer. Perennial. 50cm.
Harvesting: Leaves can be harvested at any time and used fresh or dried.
Best Results: During winter when the plant is looking a bit shabby, use organic compost to form a mound in the centre and this will encourage new growth in spring.
Uses: Indispensable in Italian, Spanish & Mexican cooking. The spicy flavour compliments tomato dishes, stews & sauces.
Companion: Greek oregano is a great living mulch or groundcover and is just a great addition to any style of garden because of it’s unusual foliage colour.