Oregano Crinkle Leaf

Origanum vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'

Photo: Oregano Crinkle Leaf

General description

Crinkle Leaf is a crinkle version of Golden Marjoram. It is an extremely aromatic herb that has crinkled yellow-green leaves that look their best in Spring. The pungent flavour features heavily in Mediterannean and Mexican food, as it has a great affinity for a variety of foods, especially strong flavours like wine, olives and tomatoes, vegetables, stuffings and egg dishes.

Native to the Mediterannean and Southern Europe, Oregano is closely related to marjoram, and is also characteristic of many Greek dishes (particularly lamb). Oregano's flavour is enhanced with drying and is oftne sprinkled liberally on pizzas.

Plant Requirements

It prefers a sunny site and does not particularly enjoy prolonged wet winters, but its hardy nature means can remain evergreen through the winter months. The bright green oval leaves grow profusely on short purple/brown stems, and a very pretty show of purple-pink flowers appears in the summer (some varieties can have a white flower.)


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Practical use

Many of the same uses as Common Oregano.


20 - 40 cm
Soil type
Partial shade
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained