Oregano is a Mediterranean herb. Some varieties are perennial in our climate. All types prefer a sunny spot with well drained soil.
Uses: Leaves retain good flavor whether dried or frozen. A delicious culinary herb for pork, chicken and veal recipes. Use fresh leaves in salads and pizza sauce.
- Greek (traditional oregano flavor, Zone 5)
- Golden (culinary, golden leaves– annual, will also grow in part sun)
- Kent’s Beauty (Ornamental type, Zone 5)
- Hot & Spicy (culinary, Zone 5 Oregano flavor with mild chili pepper type heat