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Origanum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'/Hot and Spicy Oregano

Origanum  vulgare 'Hot and Spicy' / Origanum  vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'
Leaves are characteristic of Green oreginos
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Leaves are characteristic of Green oreginos

In bloom in May

In ground bed in landscape setting

Foliage and flower in late summer

Bumblebee gathering nectar from flowers in late summer

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Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'
Common Name: Hot and Spicy Oregano
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: As the name implies this oregano is a hot and spicy perennial that grows to zone 6, possibly 5,and imparts a hot, zesty taste to culinary items. Widely used in Mexican and Italian dishes.