Origanum dictamnus growing shrub of the genus Origanum and also known as Hop marjoram, Origanum dictamnus perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual, plant also used as fragrant plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-11.
Origanum dictamnus leaves
Leaves green-gray and hairy the size 1-3 cm, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the summer leaves smaller and thick.
Buds edible in green color, Flower small purple that grow on stalk in inflorescence,
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Requirements for Origanum dictamnus growing and care:
Well drain soil, dry and warm climate
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist, and water on the leaves
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer, autumn & in warm climate all year
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant:
20-30 cm, 8-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning better for the growth of the leaves
Pollination is done by:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn in warmer climate
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch sometime recommend to break the branch little bit, moist soil
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Hairy green gray leaves size 1-3 cm. There are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick
Uses of Origanum dictamnus leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices, spreads
Alternative names: Dittany of Crete, Cretan dittany, Hop marjoram