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