Herb (O)

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Photo unavailable OCIMUM kilimandscharicum 'African Blue' (Basil)

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: A sterile hybrid that blooms but does not produce seed. Stems streaked with maroon and small leaves with maroon veins and streaks on the reverse. Pinkish-lavender blooms. Great for pots & borders. Height 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: mod/regular USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OREGANO 'Wild Zaatar' (syn. 'Wild Za'atar')
Syrian or Lebanese Oregano, Bible or Holy Hyssop

Subshrub: An Heirloom culinary & medicinal herb. Native to Israel where it grows wild in Jordan & surrounding areas. Great flavor w/blends of oregano, thyme & marjoram & has a strong, spicy flavor. Add to veggie & meat dishes, hummus, flatbreads & soups. Can use fresh, dried & in infusions. For best flavor, harvest before small white flowers appear. Ht: 6-8". USDA Z9. Sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. ORIGANUM syriaca 'Wild Zaatar' (syn. 'Wild Za'atar')

Photo unavailable OREGANO 'Wild Zaatar' (syn. 'Wild Za'atar')
Syrian or Lebanese Oregano, Bible or Holy Hyssop

Subshrub: An Heirloom culinary & medicinal herb. Native to Israel where it grows wild in Jordan & surrounding areas. Great flavor w/blends of oregano, thyme & marjoram & has a strong, spicy flavor. Add to veggie & meat dishes, hummus, flatbreads & soups. Can use fresh, dried & in infusions. For best flavor, harvest before small white flowers appear. Ht: 6-8". USDA Z9. Sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. ORIGANUM syriaca 'Wild Zaatar' (syn. 'Wild Za'atar')

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary', Ornamental Oregano ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary', Ornamental Oregano ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

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