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HERBS & FLOWERS "O-P-Q"
CUBAN OREGANO
Plectranthus sp.
Tender Perennial
(hardy in zones 11+)
Not a true oregano, with fleshy small almost round
leaves with small shallow rounded teeth on edges.
Scent reminiscent of oregano, but it is not often
used in cooking. An attractive houseplant that
releases a pleasant odor when brushed against.
PAPYRUS
Cyperus papyrus
TENDER PERENNIAL
SUN – PART SHADE
Height: 4 to 5 feet. Width: 4 to 5 feet.
Writing material of ancient times and the
plant from which it comes, (sedge family),
also called paper plant. This grasslike
aquatic plant has woody, bluntly triangular
stems and grows to about 15 ft  high in
quietly flowing water up to 3 ft deep. The
ancient Egyptians used the stem of the
plant to make sails, cloth, mats, cords, and
principally paper. Paper made from papyrus
was the chief writing material in ancient
Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In the 8th – 9th
century AD, other plant fibers replaced
papyrus in the manufacture of paper. The
plant is now often used as a pool
ornamental in warm areas or in
conservatories.
PATCHOULI
Pogostemon patchouli
PERENNIAL-ZONES 11+
SUN
Height: 6-24 inches, Width: 3-18 inches
One of the definitive perfumes of the
Orient and of India in particular. Widely
used in perfumes and soaps, and even
to perfume India ink. Leaves are
excellent in potpourris and sachets. Easy
to grow.
PARSLEY
Petroselinum
BIENNIAL ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Parsley cannot be surpassed for its versatility in the kitchen. It underlines the flavor of foods
without being dominant, and compliments almost every dish. Fresh green appearance and fragrant
aroma delight the eye and stimulate the appetite
PARSLEY
Curled Group
Petroselinum crispum
BIENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
The most popular type
for garnishing, with finely
cut, tightly curled leaves.
PARSLEY
Flatleaf (Italian)
Petroselinum crispum
neapolitanum
BIENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Favorite type because
flavor is extra rich. Adds
true European character
to soups and stews
DWARF POMEGRANATE
Punica granatum 'Nana'
Perennial (hardy in zones 7-10)
SUN
Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall
Showy orange-red fuchsia-like flowers;
miniature fruits. Considered an excellent
remedy for tapeworms since the time of the
Greeks. A red dye is produced from fruit skins
and flowers. Needs occasional pruning.
PENNYROYAL
Mentha pulegium
PERENNIAL-ZONES 6-9
SOME SHADE
Strong minty odor. Used in earlier times to
flavor puddings and sauces. Tea is still
used today to ease headache. Has insect
repelling properties.
WARNING: In large enough doses, the
essential oil of pennyroyal may act as an
emmenagogue (menstrual flow stimulant)
and induce abortion.
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LIST OF HERBS
OREGANO VARIETIES
Origanum
The pizza herb. Indispensible in Italian, Spanish and
Mexican cookery. Hot, spicy flavor complements
almost all tomato dishes. Desirable in beef or lamb
stew, gravies, soups, salads or
casseroles.The variety with the truest flavor is
GREEK OREGANO, and it is also the hardiest and
easiest to grow. It is hardy to all USDA
zones from 5 and up.
In addition, there are many ornamental varieties that
may not be as tasty as true Greek oregano, but make
up for it with interest and beauty.