Dittany of Crete Oregano gets its’ name from the Isle of Crete in Greece which is the only place it grows wild. It only grows to a height of about 4 inches and will put on numerous flower stalks with tiny pink flowers. Since it grows naturally in the mountains of Crete, try planting it in a rock garden or in a crevice of a rock wall to simulate its’ natural environment. Make sure it gets plenty of sun and do not overwater.
In the Garden
It makes a great ornamental plant with its’ bright pink flowers and fuzzy grayish-green oval shaped leaves.
It is low growing and looks great in a hanging basket or in a rock garden.
Dittany of Crete Oregano is generally not used as a culinary herb but it is edible and is milder in taste than traditional Oregano.