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HERBS & FLOWERS "O-P-Q"
HOT N’ SPICY OREGANO
Origanum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5+
SUN
Can reach a height of 2 feet and a width up to 18 inches
Same characteristics as Greek Oregano, except hotter
and spicier.
CUBAN OREGANO
Plectranthus sp.
Tender Perennial
(hardy in zones 11+)
Fleshy small almost round leaves with small shallow
rounded teeth on edges. Scent reminiscent of
oregano, 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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BRISTOL CROSS OREGANO
Origanum 'Bristol Cross'
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 6-10
SUN
HEIGHT 8 in.
Striking ornamental variety with a mild oregano
flavour and aroma. Forms almost perfect
globe-like balls when grown in baskets. Showy
hop-like pink flowers
HERRENHAUSEN OREGANO
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 5-9
SUN
Ht. 1-2ft.
Sweet, fruity scented oregano with dark green leaves
and purple flowers. Forms beautiful dense carpets
covered with masses of purple flowers in arrangements.
Hopley’s Purple Oregano
Origanum laevigatum 'Hopley’s Purple'
TENDER PERENNIAL (hardy in zones 6-11)
SUN
HEIGHT 18-23 INCHES
A very attractive oregano from England with dark purple-
green leaves and purple flowers in summer and fall. It has
a low semi-creeping habit but the flower stalks can rise up
to 60cm/2ft high. The mildly spicy scent is almost
costmary-like, and the leaves can be used in potpourris
and in cooking. Does well in dry sunny places, and bees
and butterflies are drawn to it.
LIST OF HERBS
OREGANO
FULL SUN
Usually grows to a height and width of 12 to 18 inches
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.