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Edible Spotlight: Cleopatra Oregano

Add a winner to your herb garden: Cleopatra is a 2015 All-America Winner. Unlike Greek and Italian oreganos, ‘Cleopatra’ has a mild, spicy flavor with a hint of peppermint. Many cooks prefer adding ‘Cleopatra’ to their roasted vegetables and savory meat dishes. In the garden, ‘Cleopatra’ has a compact creeping habit and beautiful silvery gray foliage. It works well in a raised bed as well as containers. Dry the leaves harvested from this high-yield plant for use year-round.

cleopatra Horticulture

Class: Oregano
Variety name: ‘Cleopatra’
Height: 3–5 inches
Spread: 12–18 inches
Days to maturity: 80–90
Days to harvest with transplants: 30 days
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to normal

Photo courtesy of All-America Selections