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Number of plants found: 8    

Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano

Origanum dayi Post

Desert Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

Origanum dayi commemorates Day, the collector of the plant, which was described by Post (1893).

If grown in a hanging basket, the stems form a a cascade of attractive green foliage.



Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano
Origanum dayi Post, Desert Oregano


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Origanum onites, Cretan Oregano, Turkish Oregano, Pot Marjoram

Origanum onites

Cretan Oregano, Turkish Oregano, Pot Marjoram
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Greece,Turkey
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Very similar to the traditional Wild Marjoram. Forms a mound of leaves from which arise the reddish purple flower stems.





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Origanum vulgare, Oregano, Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano
Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'

Origanum vulgare

Oregano, Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbEdible

Greek oregano; O. vulgare subsp. hirtum (a.k.a. O. heracleoticum), is the popular culinary herb. It has hairy leaves and bracts, and white flowers. O. vulgare 'Viride', with white flowers and green bracts, also is used as a culinary herb. Italian oregano (Origanum X majoricum) is a hybrid resulting from crossing oregano and sweet marjoram (O. majorana), and combines the pungency of Greek oregano with the sweetness of marjoram. Grow all of the oreganos in well drained, neutral to alkaline soil (pH 6-8).





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Solenostemon amboinicus, Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus, Allspise, Three-in-one spise, Cuban Oregano

Solenostemon amboinicus, Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus

Allspise, Three-in-one spise, Cuban Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageFragrantSpice or herb

Excellent variagated, fragrant herb that is ideal in mixed containers and patio planters. Leaves are used for cooking as basil. Great in full sun to part shade. Grows 10-14" tall. Fertilize every 2 weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer for best growth. Keep soil moderately moist. The fresh leaves are used in beef salad in Thailand. A species also is cultivated as a house plant because of its beautiful leaves.





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Clinopodium nepeta, Calamintha nepeta, Lesser Calamint
Clinopodium nepeta 'Triumphator'

Clinopodium nepeta, Calamintha nepeta

Lesser Calamint
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Clinopodium nepeta smells like a cross between mint and oregano. It attracts honeybees and butterflies.



Clinopodium nepeta, Calamintha nepeta, Lesser Calamint
Clinopodium nepeta 'Triumphator'
Clinopodium nepeta, Calamintha nepeta, Lesser Calamint
Clinopodium nepeta 'Triumphator'


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Lavandula multifida, French Lace Lavender

Lavandula multifida

French Lace Lavender
Family: Lamiaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

A special species because of its oregano scent and beautifully dissected, fern-like silver foliage. Quick to flower from seed with tall slender stems and long flower bracts of violet-blue, usually in threes.





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Majorana syriaca, Origanum Maru, Syrian Marjoram, Zaatar, Zahtar

Majorana syriaca, Origanum Maru

Syrian Marjoram, Zaatar, Zahtar
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Asia Minor
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterFragrantSpice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

In Western Asia, particularily in Jordan, Lebanon and Israel, a local marjoram relative (Majorana syriaca) is a common flavouring for grilled mutton and also used to flavour breads. This special marjoram more aromatic than the European variant and ranges in flavour somewhere between marjoram and oregano.





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Plectranthus nicodemus, Plectranthus forsteri, Fragrant Plectranthus, Variegated Basil

Plectranthus nicodemus, Plectranthus forsteri

Fragrant Plectranthus, Variegated Basil
Family: Lamiaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageFragrantSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Excellent variagated, fragrant herb that is ideal in mixed containers and patio planters. Leaves are used for cooking as basil. Great in full sun to part shade. Grows 10-14" tall. Fertilize every 2 weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer for best growth. Keep soil moderately moist.





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