Origanum dictamnus



Dittany of Crete Flowers


 Dittany about to bloom

Called Dittany of Crete because it comes from the Isle of Crete, this Oregano has not been in this country for very long. It was imported here in the 1940's and we have been grateful ever since.  In the photo to the right, the light green rosette at the top of the stem will become the papery pink bracts that are shown in the flowers above. These bracts make excellent dried flowers.


Dittany of Crete

Dittany of Crete

Dittany also makes a nice addition to rock gardens or ornamental beds that are on the dry side. Its round, very fuzzy gray leaves are the perfect canvas for the many 6 to 8 inch flower stalks that appear in summer. The shrub above is just getting ready to burst into bloom. It died back over the winter and spent early spring getting taller and forming buds.

Dittany of Crete makes a great addition to our Crafter's Herb Garden.

This plant is sometimes available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant.  They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Dittany of Crete Plug Trays are available.


Cultural Information

Height: 6 Inches

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 7-11

Flower Color: Pink

Characteristics: Full Sun,
Water Conserving

Uses: Culinary, 
Dried Flower,

Organic Dittany of Crete Plant

$5.95 per 3 inch pot



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