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Origanum (Majoran and Oregano)

Oregano or Majoran are very aromatic, mostly perennial herbs with a woody base. Many species are used as aromatic herbs in the Mediterranean and West Asian cookery. They are easily cultivated in any well drained, preferably rocky soil in a sunny spot. Excellent for the rock garden where they are protected from permament winter wetness.
Sow seeds on any well drained soil in full sun. Do not cover the fine seeds with soil and keep pots at some 15°C to 25°C in a protected spot outside. Even young plants already show a strong aroma.
All are USDA Climate Zone 7.
30 seeds per package.
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Origanum heracleoticum (Greek Majoran)

Origanum heracleoticum (Greek Majoran)

30 (45)cm, Greek Majoran is native of Italy, the Balkan and western Asia. It is a very spicy herb with pubescent oval leaves and dense, short spikes of white flowers in summer. A hardy perennial for any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Excellent in the rock garden. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 3298 € 4,99
Origanum laevigatum (Turkish Oregano)

Origanum laevigatum (Turkish Oregano)

30cm, Turkish Oregano is a fully winter hardy perennial species from open grasslands in western Asia (Turkey). Has grayish green, oval, aromatic leaves on lose branches with terminal, lax clusters of bright pink funnel shaped flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 3339 € 4,99
Origanum libanoticum (Lebanese Oregano)

Origanum libanoticum (Lebanese Oregano)

15 (25)cm, Lebanese Oregan is a rarely cultivated perennial species from mountains in Lebanon and Syria. It makes rather large oval, strongly aromatic leaves and terminal pendulous flowers heads with rose bracts. Ideal as a perennial pot plant for any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot in a cool greenhouse. Reduce watering in winter and keep plants at a minimum of some 5°C. In milder regions plant to the open garden in a sunny spot in any rocky soil with some protection from winter dampness. V-VII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package0226 € 7,99
Origanum majoranum (Real Majoran)

Origanum majoranum (Real Majoran)

15 (25)cm, Real Majoran is from the Mediterranean and a strongly aromatic species widely used in the Mediterranean cuisine. It grows as a binanual to short lived semiperennial and has oval, finely pubescent (= hairy) leaves and terminal cylindrical clusters with small rose white flowers. Ideal as a perennial pot plant for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Reduce watering in winter and keep plants at a minimum of some 5°C. In milder regions plant in the open garden in a sunny spot in any rocky soil with some protection from winter dampness. In a suitable position this species will readily self-sow, flowering in late summer the same year. In colder climates it should be grown as an annual with direct sowing in late spring. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 1473 € 1,99*
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Origanum majoranum ssp. tenuifolium (Cyprus Majoran) Exclusive

Origanum majoranum ssp. tenuifolium (Cyprus Majoran) Exclusive

30 (40)cm, Cyprus Majoran is a semi woody perennial with strongly aromatic leaves which are used in traditional cookery on Cyprus, where this subspecies is endemic to open rocky spots in lower areas. Makes rather tall stalks with oval, finely pubescent (=hairy) leaves and terminal cylindrical clusters with small white flowers. A wonderful new introduction which makes a good pot plant for any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Reduce watering in winter and keep plants at a minimum of some 5°C. In milder regions plant to the open garden in a sunny spot in any rocky soil with some protection from winter dampness. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 6371 € 4,99*
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Origanum syriacum (Syrian Oregano)

Origanum syriacum (Syrian Oregano)

30 (50)cm, Syrian Majoran, locally called Za'atar, is a rarely cultivated Majoran, and an essential ingredient for the traditional Lebanese cookery (e. g. Manaeesh, a very tasty pita bread). It is a perennial species with oval, densely pubescent, highly aromatic leaves and terminal globose or shortly cylindrical clusters with white flowers. Seeds from a population in Rechdibbine (Lebanon) at some 550m. For any rich, well drained soil in a protected spot in full sun. Plants are fully winterhardy in Central Europe with some shelter from winter wetness. VI-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package1474 € 3,99*
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Origanum tyttanthum (Turkish Oregano)

Origanum tyttanthum (Turkish Oregano)

30cm, Turkish Oregano has a strong, yet mild fragrance. Compact plants with small oval leaves and ornamental clusters of intense pink flowers. Fully winter hardy in Central Europe in any well drained soil in a sunny, protected spot. VI-IX.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 2644 € 4,99
Origanum virens (syn. Origanum vulgare ssp. virens)

Origanum virens (syn. Origanum vulgare ssp. virens)

30 (80)cm, a perennial with upright stems and a woody base. It has oval to elliptical, strongly aromatic leaves. This species is native of rocky soils in sunny spots throughout the Canary islands, Madeira, and the Azores, where it is used in various local dishes. It differs from its Mediterranean cousin by its clear white flowers in small terminal buds and larger and strongly aromatic leaves. For any well drained soil in an always sunny spot. This species is fully winter hardy in central Europe. V-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package 1121 € 2,99*
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Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram)

Origanum vulgare (Wild Marjoram)

30 (80)cm, is a perennial commonly found in the Mediterranean region and central Europe. It bears upright stems from a woody base and terminal clusters of pale rose flowers. The broadly oval to elliptical leaves have a slightly bitter, very aromatic smell. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. V-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

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seed package0210 € 0,99*
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