The terms "Oregano" and "Marjoram" are interchangeable, though "Marjoram" is generally understood to be Sweet Marjoram and "Pot Marjoram" to be Oreganum vulgare.Most marjorams prefer Mediterranean conditions and are aromatic, some have spectacular flowers. Most are perennial and yield a reddish dye.
The following Oregano plants are available to buy from Arne Herbs Nursery. Please contact us or call +44 (0) 1275 333 399 to confirm stock availability.
|Origanum dictamnus Cretan oregano|
|Classical Mediterranean herb with tiny hairy white lvs and pink flrs. It can't stand the drip-dripping English climate so keep in dry green house. Available in strictly limited quantities only||
|Origanum heracleoticum Greek Oregano|
|The best one for pizzas and Italian sauces, bitingly strong flavour when raw is slightly dissipated during cooking so add at last minute. Dry soil and full sun. Insignificant white flowers|
|Plectranthus Sp - Podena/Puerto Rican oregano|
|Tender per Caribbean substitute for true Oregano with succulent leaves in which very small fish can be wrapped and barbecued|