Image of country Cream Oregano plant, as sold by Urban Bounty NZ.  The tiny oval shaped leaves are a sage green in the middle, bordered with cream white.

Oregano (Country Cream) Plants

HERB-OREG-3-3

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We love Country Cream Oregano and know that you will too.  Like the classic Greek variety, Country Cream Oregano is a fragrant herb, but with small variegated leaves.  This edible would be a bonus in an elegant garden setting and is an ideal border plant.

Urban Bounty Oregano Country Cream plants come as larger plants in a 1.5l pot or in 9.5cm posts as part of our ground cover mixes.

What is Country Cream Oregano (Origanum vulgare)?

Oregano is an aromatic Mediterranean herb. It's name means "joy of the mountains” because it was traditionally grown and harvested on Mediterranean mountainsides.  Try this edible in an apartment container garden, a cottage, or even an elegant setting.  

The Country Cream variety will brighten up many of the empty spots in your garden. A low growing plant, it will grow 30 - 60 cm tall and will spread out to fill a space.  By midsummer, it will be covered in pale pink flowers that are a feast for pollinating bees. 

Culinary Uses for Country Cream Oregano

Oregano is widely used Greek, European and Latin American cooking. This herb is a staple in tomato-based dishes and sauces.  If you love experimenting in the kitchen, try it in a Blueberry and Oregano compote, or an Oregano-infused vodka cocktail! 

Growing Conditions - Country Cream Oregano

Plant perennial Country Cream Oregano from spring through to autumn.  It will thrive in summer, die back a little in the winter and then gain a new leash on life the following spring. Cut back old flowers and stems at the end of summer to encourage new, bushy growth next season.

Country Cream likes a sunny - partly shady spot and is relatively low maintenance provided it is grown in free draining soil. Although it will withstand some dry weather, you will get the best results if you water your plants regularly when young, or in the height of summer.  Oregano is wind or frost tender when young, but becomes hardier as it gets more established.   Tomatoes, Strawberries and Sage are good companion plants for Oregano.  

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

       

      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.