Jamaican Oregano - 1 gallon plant
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every 3 feet
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: mites and aphids
harvest notes: aggressive grower
Jamaican Oregano, also known as Spanish Thyme, Oregano del Pais, Oregano Poleo, Puerto Rican Oregano, Dominican Oregano, Oregano Chiquito, False Thyme, Oregato and Oreganillo, is a highly aromatic tropical perennial herb with a long history as a spice and medicine in the Caribbean and the Americas. This tender, woody shrub has cascading branches, small fragrant leaves, and tiny white flowers that are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. It can easily be grown in containers and over-wintered indoors. Similar in flavor to Mediterranean Oregano, the aroma and taste is much more rich and intense, a staple spice in Caribbean cuisine. Traditionally used for asthma, bronchitis, cough, cold and flu, oliguria, and supporting digestion, it is most commonly prepared as a decoction for respiratory disorders.