Oregano – Dittany of Crete
Origanum dictamnus

Zone: 8 - 11
Height: 10 - 12"

General: Pink to peach flowers with purplish bracts attract bees and butterflies. Attractive, aromatic plants. Oregano is easy to grow. Great used in tomato based dishes.

Medicinal Uses: This member of the oregano family has a strong history as magical herb - it is believed to symbolize love and act as aphrodisiac. The traditional medicine uses are generally used during childbirth to help ease spasms and it also makes a great digestive tea.

Ornamental Uses: This oregano is a spreading, fragrant oregano with fuzzy grey-green round leaves and papery pink bracts that make nice dried flowers. It is mostly grown as an ornamental and does not have much oregano flavor.

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