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2018 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
GREEK OREGANO
Origanum
HARDY PERENNIAL - ZONES 5+
FULL SUN
Usually grows to a height and width of 12 to 18 inches
Indispensible in Italian, Spanish and Mexican cookery. Hot,
spicy flavor complements almost all tomato dishes. Desirable
in beef or lamb stew, gravies, soups, salads or casseroles.
The variety with the truest flavor is GREEK OREGANO, and
it is also the hardiest and easiest to grow
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OREGANO VARIETIES
HOT N’ SPICY OREGANO
Origanum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5+
FULL SUN
Can reach a height of 2 feet and a width up to 18 inches
Same characteristics as Greek Oregano, except hotter and spicier.
BRISTOL CROSS OREGANO
Origanum 'Bristol Cross'
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 6-10
SUN
HEIGHT 8 in.
Striking ornamental variety with a mild oregano
flavour and aroma. Forms almost perfect globe-like
balls when grown in baskets. Showy hop-like pink
flowers
HERRENHAUSEN OREGANO
Origanum laevigatum 'Herrenhausen'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 5-9
SUN
Ht. 1-2ft.
Sweet, fruity scented oregano with dark green leaves and
purple flowers. Forms beautiful dense carpets covered with
masses of purple flowers in arrangements.
Hopley’s Purple Oregano
Origanum laevigatum 'Hopley’s Purple'
HARDY PERENNIAL (hardy in zones 6--11)
SUN
HEIGHT 18-23 INCHES
A very attractive oregano from England with dark purple-
green leaves and purple flowers in summer and fall. It has
a low semi-creeping habit but the flower stalks can rise up
to 60cm/2ft high. The mildly spicy scent is almost
costmary-like, and the leaves can be used in potpourris
and in cooking. Does well in dry sunny places, and bees
and butterflies are drawn to it.
CUBAN OREGANO
Plectranthus sp.
Tender Perennial
SUN - SOME SHADE
(hardy in zones 11+)
Not a true oregano, with fleshy small almost round
leaves with small shallow rounded teeth on edges. Scent
reminiscent of oregano, but it is not often used in
cooking. An attractive houseplant that releases a pleasant
odor when brushed against.
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PAPYRUS
Cyperus papyrus
TENDER PERENNIAL
SUN – PART SHADE
Height: 4 to 7 feet. Width: 4 to 5 feet.
Writing material of ancient times and the plant from which it
comes, (sedge family), also called paper plant. This
grasslike aquatic plant has woody, bluntly triangular stems
and grows to about 15 ft  high in quietly flowing water up to
3 ft deep. The ancient Egyptians used the stem of
the plant to make sails, cloth, mats, cords, and principally
PARSLEY
Petroselinum
BIENNIAL ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Parsley cannot be surpassed for its versatility in the kitchen. It underlines the flavor of foods without being
dominant, and compliments almost every dish. Fresh green appearance and fragrant aroma delight the eye
and stimulate the appetite
PARSLEY
Curled Group
Petroselinum crispum
BIENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
The most popular type for
garnishing, with finely cut,
tightly curled leaves.
PARSLEY
FLAT LEAF
Petroselinum crispum
neapolitanum
BIENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Favorite type because flavor
is extra rich. Adds true
European character to soups
and stews
PATCHOULI
Pogostemon patchouli
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 11+
SUN
Height: 6-24 inches, Width: 3-18 inches
One of the definitive perfumes of the Orient and
of India in particular. Widely used in perfumes
and soaps, and even to perfume India ink. Leaves
are excellent in potpourris and sachets. Easy to
grow.
PENNYROYAL
Mentha pulegium
PERENNIAL-ZONES 6-9
SOME SHADE
GROUND COVER
Strong minty odor. Used in earlier times to flavor puddings and
sauces. Tea is still used today to ease headache. Has insect
repelling properties.
WARNING: In large enough doses, the essential oil of
pennyroyal may act as an emmenagogue (menstrual flow
stimulant) and induce abortion.
DWARF POMEGRANATE
Punica granatum 'Nana'
Perennial (hardy in zones 7-10)
SUN
Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall
Showy orange-red fuchsia-like flowers;
miniature fruits.
Considered an excellent remedy for
tapeworms since the time of
the Greeks. A red dye is produced from fruit
skins and flowers.
Needs occasional pruning.