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Photo unavailable OCIMUM Herbalea 'Ajaka' (Basil)
Herbalea Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: The Herbalea series are flavorful & showy with higher weather resistance & disease tolerance. Excellent spicy flavor. Highly aromatic. Great for containers & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. Upright growth habit. Bloom color: reddish-pruple. Height: 20". Spread: 20". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OCIMUM Herbalea 'Wild Color' (Basil)
Herbalea Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: The Herbalea series are flavorful & showy with higher weather resistance & disease tolerance. Highly aromatic. Great for containers & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. A great selection for pesto or slice thinly for an added zing to caprese salad. Upright growth habit. Bloom color: pruple. Height: 16-18". Spread: 12-14". Exp.: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OCIMUM kilimandscharicum 'African Blue' (Basil)

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: A sterile hybrid that blooms but does not produce seed. Stems streaked with maroon and small leaves with maroon veins and streaks on the reverse. Pinkish-lavender blooms. Great for pots & borders. Height 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: mod/regular USDA Z9.

OCIMUM x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo' (Basil), Sweet Basil, Common Basil OCIMUM x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo' (Basil)
Sweet Basil, Common Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: A variegated variety with excellent flavor. It rarely flowers so it keeps putting out new leaves & retaining its flavor all year. Great for pots & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. Upright growth habit. H: 18-24". W: 12-18".Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. O. basilicum 'Pesto Perpetuo') PP#16260

Photo unavailable OREGANO 'Wild Zaatar'
Heirloom Oregano

Heirloom - (Origanum syriacum) This plant that grows wild in Israel, Jordan and surrounding areas. Doubtless a common herb in Bible times, and still one of the tastiest! It has great flavor that blends hints of Oregano, Thyme and Marjoram. A favorite.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM marjorana (Sweet Marjoram)
Sweet Marjoram

Annual or Short Lived Perennial Herb: Somewhat cold-sensitive undershrub w/ sweet pine & citrus flavors. Used in soups, stews, sauces, veal, beef, lamb, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, & potatoes. It complements other spices like basil, garlic, thyme, & bay leaves, & can be added to Italian food in place of oregano. Bloom: white. Ht: 12-24" x 12-14".

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'
Crinkle-leaved Golden Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Rounded & crinkled yellow-green foliage looks best in the spring & tends to burn in sun. Ornamental use as a ground cover or for in pots. Culinary use for meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer. Color: mauve. Size: 12" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'
Spicy Italian Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer & deer resistant. Spicy aroma and flavor, described as "a tongue tingling flavor." Makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Can replace Italian Oregano. Nice border, container & cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: purple. Height: 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Humile' (Dwarf Greek Oregano)
Dwarf Greek Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Prostrate growth habit with aromatic foliage. Ornamental use as a ground cover, cut flower, container or alpine plant. Culinary use fresh or dried for seasoning. Has a great flavor. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: lavender, summer-fall. Size: 2-6" x 16". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare (Italian Oregano)
Italian or Upright Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Pleasant aroma and flavor that makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Good border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: soft lilac. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

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