417 East Maxwell Street,
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
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Origanum vulgare hirtum (Greek oregano, wild marjoram)
A fragrant herb similar in use, appearance, growth, and maintenance requirements to marjoram (O. majorana), though it can be perennial (protection from winter wind is recommended). The olive-green leaves have an aromatic, warm, and slightly bitter taste; the pinkish-purple flowers bloom from July to September. It is the staple herb of Italian-American and many other cuisines. Formerly known as Origanum heracleoticum. 0.5-1'H x 1-2'W. USDA Zones 4-8.
Please note: Our online herb selection is NOT a live inventory--sizes and prices change (i.e. plants grow). We also may be sold out. Please visit or call for current availability. This item is not suitable to order as a gift. For our floral customers we suggest sending a kitchen herb garden.