(Oregano)Does it smell like pizza in your garden? If so then you must be near an oregano plant of the genus Origanum. Plants in the genus Origanum are all aromatic, no surprise as they are in the mint family...but not all are edible. Of the 20 or so species, the best known are Origanum vulgare (culinary oregano) and Origanum majorana (Majoram). However, there are also several oreganos that are grown primarily for ornamental appeal.
Origanum plants are low growing, drought-tolerant perennials, topped with small blue or purple flowers in summer that attract italian butterflies. Oreganos are perfect for growing along a path, in an herb garden or cascading over a wall. Like most mint family members, origanum is deer-resisitant and beloved by a fascinating array of beneficial insects.
Origanum cultivation is easy...full sun and well-drained soil. When you are ready to buy origanum (oregano) for your perennial garden, check out our origanum (oregano) for sale.