Turkestan Oregano

Origanum vulgare ssp. gracile

This unique oregano stands out from others with its dark purple-green leaves and abundant deep pink-purple flowers. Compared to Greek or Italian oreganos, the flavour is more mild and not as spicy, but still offers a smooth pungency that works well paired with many savory dishes. Its aromatic oil is also a strong antimicrobial.

Water: Drought tolerant once established but responds well to Summer watering

Hardiness: Frost Hardy, cut to the ground in Winter

Habit: Hardy upright herbaceous perennial grows to 2' tall

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Loose, well-draining gravelly or sandy soil, light on amendments

Origin: Turkestan and Uzbekistan

Turkestan Oregano