With warm spicy leaves this is the perfect herb for pizzas, pasta, egg and cheese dishes. It grows into a hardy clump and the flowers are loved by bees in summer.
- Attractive to bees
- Clump forming
- Easy to maintain
This Southern European herb has a pungent flavour that works well in so many dishes and the fact it grows into a satisfying clump makes it an excellent culinary herb for the garden, either in the ground or a pot. It is not just cooking that oregano is renowned for, as a medicinal herb it is used for gastro intestinal and respiratory disorders.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: July - September
Oregano is easy to grow either in a container or the ground. It is happy in most soil types but prefers a sunny spot and although it will manage some shade it may compromise flavour slightly. It can be left to get on with it for most of the year and will just need a haircut in late summer once the flowers have died, which will leave a good clump of leaves over winter. Oregano can be divided in autumn to make new patches elsewhere in the garden or to give to friends and neighbours.
This warm spicy herb is essential for inclusion in creamy pasta dishes, pizzas, bolognese sauce and marinades. The flavour of oregano is intensified by the sun and as it dries well, in the height of the summer when at its most fragrant and just before flowering, bunches of oregano can be hung in a warm place out of direct sun. Once dry they can be crumbled and stored in air tight containers for winter use in all the same dishes, but also try it added to home made bread.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.