This beautiful perennial shrub provides it all. Not only does it provide a beautiful contrast of dark green to violet, but it is edible and has quite the lovely aroma. True to its name, Mexican Oregano is often used as an herb in cooking throughout the world as a spicier substitute for regular oregano. Because of its dense growth and seasonal flowering, Mexican Oregano is also capable of making a nice shrub for your yard.
Common Name: Mexican Oregano, Desert Oregano, Rosemary Mint
Type: herbs, perennials, evergreen shrub
Native Range: Mexico
Zone: 9 - 11
Height: 2 - 3 ft.
Spread: 1 - 2 ft.
Bloom Time: mid summer
Bloom Description: violet, white
Sun: full sun
Water: regular watering when top 3 inches of soil is dry
Maintenance: low, trim back during summer
Flower: tubular clusters
Leaf: small, fragrant, edible