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Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum 'Hot and Spicy'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Origanum vulgare ssp hirtum Hot and Spicy

Hot and Spicy Oregano

Item #: 9711

Zones: 5a to 9b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mediterranean Europe

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum 'Hot and Spicy' is an oregano selection for gardeners who love to cook. The small, round, dark grey-green, hairy, evergreen foliage adorns the 2' tall x 3' wide patch. In July and August, the clumps are topped with 2' tall spikes of light lavender flowers. Origanum 'Hot and Spicy' is particularly good for ethnic dishes that call for a strong oregano. Keep in mind that the foliage has the strongest flavor prior to flowering.

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