Oregano With its strong aroma and flavor, oregano is one of the most important herbs in Italian, Greek, and Mexican cooking. Although it's wonderful fresh, oregano is usually used dry, its flavor proving bold enough to stand up to those of tomato, onion, garlic, and beef. Oregano is a bushy perennial with attractive purple-brown stems and broad leaves that often show a flush of red. Branched clusters of purple-pink blooms arise all summer, adding more beauty to this versatile, easy-to-grow herb! And for all-natural flavor, try our organic oregano! This information came from Walmart.com where I purchased my mother plant.
Golden Oregano This selection features large clusters of white flowers in midsummer, over a bushy mound of chartreuse-yellow foliage. Plants are great for edging, or in tubs and mixed containers. Since this is a form of Common Oregano, the leaves are fragrant and may be used in cooking. Clip plants back hard in June to maintain a low, creeping habit. Clumps can be easily divided in early spring. Drought tolerant, once established. Attractive to butterflies. Hardy in zones 5-9. This information came from Walmart.com where I purchased my mother plant.
Hot & Spicy Oregano Hot and Spicy Oregano is true to its name; its especially pungent, which makes it a good choice for spicy Mexican dishes. Also commonly used in Italian and Greek dishes. Hot & Spicy Oregano has a nice round, mounding habit. Plant in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil. Pinch out flowers to promote more tender foliage.Best when used fresh, although Oregano dries well and retains much of its flavor. Grow inside or out. Hardy in zones 5-9. This information came from Walmart.com where I purchased my mother plant.
Variegated Oregano Variegated Oregano is my favorite Oregano for fresh eating. It has a milder flavor than most Oregano, yet still very flavorful. The tender, delicately textured leaves are perfect for fresh salads and vegetable dishes. Makes a nice salsa as well. Variegated Oregano has a low growing mounding habit and very pretty variegation. It is much more tender to heat and cold than the other Oregano varieties. Best when used fresh, although Oregano dries well and retains much of its flavor. Harvest the non-flowering varieties in the late spring as the oil concentrations rise steadily in the spring and then decline. This information comes from Pantrygardenherbs.com.