|Valued for centuries for their medicinal and culinary purposes, some Oreganos, or Marjorams, are now used decoratively in rock gardens. Leaves are used dried and fresh in a variety of cuisines, so no herb garden would be complete without them. Relatives of Mint, the clusters of leaves and small flowers of purple, pink or white offer a strong, herbal scent. Compare the culinary types by rubbing the leaves and noting their aromas. This gives you some idea of how they taste. Easily grown, most are drought-tolerant and thrive in all soils. Some types are short-lived. Sold in containers throughout the growing season.
A popular European spice, its small yellow-green leaves and spikes of lavender flowers also dress up the herb garden.
Attributes - Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Late Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Lavender
Height: 2 ft. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 2 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Container Plants, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.