- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
This herb is commonly called Greek oregano or winter sweet marjoram, and is a hardy perennial grown primarily in herb gardens for culinary use. It is very similar to Origanum vulgare (common oregano), except it is much more pungent and is a better choice for cooking purposes. This plant has a low, creeping growth habit with foliage usually not exceeding 6-8\ in height, and produces highly aromatic, flavorful, dark green leaves which are commonly used in cooking as a seasoning. Leaves may be clipped fresh as needed or dried for year-round culinary use. Tiny, white flowers appear in terminal or axillary spikelets in July."
- Full sun
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Trim plants before flowering to promote additional foliage growth.
Size and growth:
- 0.5 to 0.75 feet
- 1.0 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
Natural, Showy flowers, Fragrant leaves, Ground cover, White, Herb, and Annual
Greece, Turkey, Aegean Island
Primarily grown in the herb garden. May also be used as a ground cover for small areas, but is somewhat unkempt.
No serious problems. Root rot, fungal diseases, aphids and spider mites are only occasional problems.