I had some family over this weekend, and to dress things up I went hunting for flowers for the house. I really like potted arrangements because they last so much longer than cut flowers. Live plants seem much more economical.
One plant I found is this crazy exploding mass of light green leaves with pink-lilac flowers. Would you believe it’s oregano? This variety is called Kent’s Beauty (origanum rotundifolium). It doesn’t have any of that weedy, woody, herb-y thing going that its more common cousins do. I bought it at Nicholson-Hardie on Lovers Lane in Dallas. I think they have the best indoor plant variety of anyplace I’ve seen here. And surprisingly, it was in the indoor plant area that I found it.
This oregano can be grown outside like any other herb, and I plan to move it somewhere this spring. I think it would look lovely in a container arrangement or maybe spilling over some rocks.
Here’s a close up photo from Plant Safari:
And a shot of it situated on the border of a wall from Pantry Garden Herbs: