Although not a true oregano, Mexican oregano is native to Mexico, Guatemala and parts of South America. Lavender flowers bloom from summer to fall. Responding especially well to being pruned, consider topiaries or espaliers as an alternative to its natural form. The leaves and flowers have a spicy flavor that many gourmet chefs prefer. Placing whole branches over hot charcoal impart incredible flavor to grilled foods.
Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for flavoring a variety of dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. The dry leaves can be used for tea. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.