Origanum vulgare - Oregano
Hardy / perennial / spice plant, teas, medicinal plant / H. up to 60cm/ partial shade, sun / humus rich soil / blossom colour purple/ flowering time 6, 7, 8, 9.
Very variable, bushy perennial with ascending, purple-brown stems, and variable ovate, often red-flushed leaves. Purple pink flowers appear in clusters in summer and early autumn. Not as good a flavour as the other varieties, but very attractive to bees and butterflies.