Simply Zesty™ Origanum spp 'OREG04'
- Super strong, zesty, unique Oregano
- Beautiful groundcover, mid-green foliage
- Slower to go to flower/seed
- Cutting grown for consistent, strong flavour
Common Name: Oregano
Description: A very strong flavoured Oregano, Simply Zesty™ is a real breakthrough in herb breeding. Taste tests have revealed different tonal flavours, from peppery, to minty, to citrus. Its slightly medicinal aftertaste changes after cooking to leave a unique full flavour previously not available from Oregano.
Cooking Uses: Recommended for cooked dishes due to its strong flavour. Great in pasta and stews, on meats, potatoes, pizza and more. Use 1/3 the suggested amount of this herb in traditional recipes, or use the full recommended amount to make it the hero of the dish.
Size: Approx. 25-35cm H x 30-40cm W
Planting, Growth and Tolerances: Vigorous, semi-compact and ornamental, Simply Zesty™ is an ideal groundcover or border and also great in pots, baskets and patio planter boxes. Best planted 30cm apart in spring, summer and early autumn. With a vibrant, mid-green colour, it goes to flower much later than seed grown types, meaning a longer harvest. It will grow in a wide range of conditions, preferring well drained soil and full sun to light shade. This is a hardy perennial with good drought and heat tolerance and it's also frost tolerant. It will discolour in winter, if affected by heavy frost it will reshoot in spring.
Care: Water as required, allowing soil to dry out between watering (avoid wet feet). In spring and autumn use a slow release fertiliser (if required) and/or incorporate compost into the soil. If heavily harvested, apply a light application of quick release (usually only for pots). Harvest as required, will produce a bushy compact plant if done frequently. If required, prune by up to 1/3 in spring and early autumn for a tidy plant.
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HEIGHTS: Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.