Origanum plants are low growing, drought-tolerant perennials, topped with small blue or purple flowers in summer that attract butterflies. Oreganos are perfect for growing along a path or in an herb garden.
More Information About Origanum
Does it smell like pizza in your garden? If so then you must be near an oregano plant of the genus Origanum. Plants in this genus 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.
Tips for Growing Origanum (Oregano)
Origanum plants are low growing, drought tolerant perennials, topped with small blue or purple flowers in summer that attract 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-resistant and beloved by a fascinating array of beneficial insects. Cultivation is easy...full sun and well-drained soil.