Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'
Oregano, Hot & Spicy (Tender Perennial)
USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9
Very aromatic oregano with a bold, strong flavor. Great in Mexican, Greek or Italian cuisine. Heat factor is often compared to a mild chili pepper. Can be used fresh or dry, dried being much less bitter. This well rounded herb has many trailing stems and light pink blooms in summer.
It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Harvest often to maintain regeneration and a bushy habit foliage. Adding organic matter to the soil will provide good drainage and beneficial nutrients. Soil must be well-drained.
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