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Origanum dictamnus - Plant

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dittany of Crete
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Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10. Elsewhere it may be grown as an annual or in containers that are overwintered indoors. It is best grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun.

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.

Special Feature:
Herb gardens. Edging. Borders. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Medicinal use:
  • used as a traditional medicine since antiquity

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

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