Origanum has strongly scented leaves and bears small white, pink or purple flowers. The leaves are commonly used in Greek and Italian dishes. Plants are easy to grow provided they are given plenty of sunshine and a well drained soil. The flowers are well loved by bees!
Keep the plants compact and bushy by trimming them back after the flowers fade. Also cut back any dead stems to thheir base. To ensure winter harvest of leaves, place potted plants in weel lit positions under cover.