Perennial in zones 9 & 10
Native to the eastern Mediterranean and is named for the spice mix that is so common in its homeland and across North Africa. This wild oregano has hints of thyme and marjoram mixed in for a complex, wonderful fragrance. It is low growing and compact at about 15-20 cm tall. Grow this aromatic herb in full sun in soil with good drainage or in containers. If the seeds are started indoors in early spring, they will be in bloom by mid-August, providing a magnet for bees.