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Origanum dictamnus (Cretan 'Shrimp' Oregano) Herb Plant

  • Origanum dictamnus (Cretan Oregano) Herb Plant | Herb Plant for Sale in 1 Litre Pot
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Cretan Oregano (Origanum dictamnus) Herb in 9cm 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.

Other Details

Full sun
Soil Type:
Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour:
Latin Name:
Origanum dictamnus
RHS rating H6 - Hardy - very cold winter

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