|'Polyphant' Oregano first appeared as a sport of 'Aureum Crispum' at the Polyphant Herb Nursery in Cornwall, England. It is a white flowered cultivar with white variegated foliage that is attractive as an edging or container plant. Tends to scorch in intense sunlight. Height and spread are 12 inches. Cut plants back by 2/3 in late fall.
Oregano is a bushy, woody perennial with upright to spreading stems. Leaves are very aromatic, round and dark green. Bears loose whorls of tubular flowers in pink and white. Oregano is widely renowned for its peppery flavor. Used in the cuisines of Italy, Mexico, Greece and Cuba.