Oregano (Country Cream) Plants
HERB-OREG-3-3Regular price $9.50
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.