Origanum dictamnus - Plant
Common name: dittany of Crete
Color: Pink to purple
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Historically ancient, dittany of Crete plants have been around since Minoan times and utilized for everything from a cosmetic hair and skin treatment to a medicinal salve or tea for digestive problems, healing of wounds, easing childbirth and rheumatism and even to cure snake bites.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Dry to medium
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Dittany of Crete can be grown in USDA growing zones 7 to 11 in full sun exposure.
- The plant can be propagated by seed in the early spring or by division in spring or fall.
- Seed germination takes about two weeks in a greenhouse.
- Plant the herb outside in early summer in containers such as hanging baskets, rockeries, or even as a green roof.
Herb gardens. Edging. Borders. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
- used as a traditional medicine since antiquity
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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