During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Purple Oregano Herb - Good Scents/Good Groundcover
One of the most important culinary herbs to come out of the Mediterranean region
Hardy in zones 5-10 or house plant
Mild pleasant flavor
Prefers the sun
Immediate shipping in 3" pot.
HERBS: Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive! All are excellent for adding distinctive flavor to meat, and fish dishes, gravies, soups, salads and vegetables. They are fun to grow and make an attractive garden addition!
Purple Oregano - Origanum purpurea
An attractive groundcover with purple leaves clumps to three or five inches tall. Summer flowers are pink on twelve-inch stems, most numerous in August. As an ornamental it is a first-rate edging plant. As a culinary herb it has a mild pleasant flavor either fresh for salads, cooked in soups or cassaroles or stir-fry, or dried & crumbled for use out of season.
Easily propagated from cuttings or by division, it wants well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun & not too droughty. It's cold-hardy at minus 20 to minus 10 degrees F. It also makes a great house plant in a sunny window.
Oregano is one of the most important culinary herbs to come out of the Mediterranean region. A spice-rack arsenal with nothing but oregano & basil could well be sufficient to make any cook seem a genius. It is a true healthfood rich in antioxidants, the plant's essential oils having antimicrobial & antifungal components, besides simply looking good & tasting good.