|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 more pungent seasoning than Sweet Marjoram. Blooms in purplish-pink. After 2 or 3 years, replace rangy plants.
Attributes - Origanum vulgare
Plant Type: Herb
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Magenta, Pink
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.