Wild oregano (Origanum vulgare
)--native to most of the dry regions of France--is a wonder of fragrance (unlike many cultivated oreganos which are almost scentless). Leaves as well as the rosy purple flower spikes are richly perfumed, and the blossoms attract butterflies and make great cut and dried flowers. Needless to say, leaves and flowers will find their way into your pizzas and salads. Wild oregano grows around 12-18" high.
Plant the seed in light, well-drained soil in full sun from spring through late summer. Wild oregano is a hardy perennial.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a family flower farm in the Massif Central
. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 0.5 g (about 6000 seeds)