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Dittany of Crete - Plant

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Origanum dictamnus, known in Greek as δίκταμο or in Cretan dialect έρωντας, is a tender perennial plant that grows 20–30 cm high.

Common name: Origanum dictamnus
Color: Silver/Gray
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
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.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 20 °F (-6 °C)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • You may also take basal cuttings in summer when the shoots are 8 inches above ground.
  • Pot them into individual containers and place them in a cold frame or greenhouse until the root system has matured, then plant them outside.
  • Dittany of Crete is not particular about its soil but does prefer dry, warm, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline.
  • Once the herb has established itself, it will need very little water.


Special Feature:
Herb gardens. Edging. Borders. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Herbs

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=281581&isprofile=0&cv=5 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/dittany-of-crete/dittany-crete-herb-info.htm
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