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Origanum dictamnus (Cretan 'Shrimp' Oregano) Herb Plant

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Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

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Cretan Oregano (Origanum dictamnus) Herb in 1 litre Pot

Cretan Oregano also known as 'Shrimp oregano' as its flowers resemble a shrimp has tiny pretty pink flowers surrounded by grey, green bracts that turn deep pink as they mature in late summer. Aromatic round green leaves. Growing to approximately 20cm high. Does not like excessively wet conditions, so ideal to plant in a gravel garden or a pot, to fully appreciate its pretty floral display and pungent leaves. It is a frost hardy perennial. 

Herb Usage 

As with all Oregano's, Cretan Oregano is an extremely aromatic herb. Generally oregano has a pungent flavour which features heavily in Mediterranean and Mexican food, as it has a great affinity for a variety of foods, especially strong flavours like wine, olives and tomatoes, vegetables, stuffing and egg dishes. This particular oregano is grown more for its decorative properties than for eating.

But Cretan Oregano Online

Out potted Cretan Oregano Herb plants are generally available to buy between March and September.

Origanum dictamnus (Cretan 'Shrimp' Oregano) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 20cm
Spread 20cm
Latin Name Origanum dictamnus
Hardiness RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter
Culinary Mediterranean
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio