Oregano, White Flowered Greek (Organic)
Origanum vulgaris hirtum. Perennial in zones 5-9.
With its pungent, flavorful leaves, this is possibly the best strain for culinary use. A must have for the perennial herb garden, oregano is essential in many Mediterranean dishes. Best used straight out of the garden but also delicious dried. We even use it as a northern-grown replacement for Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens) in some recipes. Small, white flowers attract beneficial insects, including many bumblebees. Very easy to grow – does well in dry or wet conditions and is happy in containers, too. Greek oregano oil is used medicinally as an anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Formerly listed as Origanum heracleoticum.