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DESCRIPTION: This variety is noted for its wonderful flavour and aroma; greek oregano tends to be the most savory and earthy. The plant grows well in sandy loam, and has good heat and drought tolerance; a noteworthy addition to the herb garden for its culinary attributes; also attractive in containers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Origanum onites
OTHER NAMES: Cretan Oregano, Turkish Oregano, Pot Marjoram
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 40-60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 30 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Edible, Fragrant
Greek Oregano is an annual herb that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. The fragrant round green leaves which emerge chartreuse in spring are usually harvested from late spring to early summer. The leaves have a pleasant taste and a distinctive fragrance.
The leaves are most often used in the following ways:
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