Oregano – Golden
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'

Zone: 3-10
Height: 8-12"

General: Perennial oregano with interesting golden yellow foliage. Makes great accent in the herb garden. Less intense flavor than other varieties but still good in Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine.

Culinary Uses: An extremely aromatic golden-green herb whose pungent flavor is featured heavily in Mediterranean and Mexican food. Golden oregano works well with strong flavors like wine, olives and tomatoes, vegetables, stuffing, and egg dishes.

Medicinal Uses: Oregano is a natural, rich source of vitamin K. It also contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils that are impressive bacteria fighters. These oils also contain significant levels of antioxidants. Oregano has many minerals including iron and manganese.

Ornamental Uses: This is a great ornamental oregano, it has unmistakable bright golden foliage. There are round leaves, starry white flowers and a low, creeping habit which add to the decorative appeal. It looks perfect around the edged of flower planters.

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