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. 

Height

14-18 in

Spread

12 in

Interesting Notes

It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Bloom Time

summer

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.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Culinary
Fragrant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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