Hot and Spicy Oregano
Try this spicy oregano in Latin dishes such as white chili.

Hot and Spicy Oregano

  • Type: Perennial in zones 5 to 9
  • Planting time: After last frost in spring or in fall (up to 2 to 3 weeks before first frost in cold zones)
  • Features: Rounded green leaves with pungent flavor and mild heat
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Average, well-drained; also gritty, sandy soil
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches
  • Plant size: 12 to 36 inches tall
  • Garden use: Herb, Mediterranean, or gravel gardens; grows well in containers
  • Culinary use: Use leaves fresh, dried, or frozen in water

Hot & Spicy oregano blends the easy-growing traits of oregano with the heat of a mild chile pepper. Flavorful leaves make a great addition to Mexican dishes. Plants form a nicely rounded mound with multiple trailing stems. Leaves boast a traditional oregano flavor, but with greater pungency. Plants thrive in any soil that’s well-drained, as long as it’s not constantly moist. In colder zones, plants die to the ground in winter and resprout in spring. Harvest leaves frequently, and use fresh or dried. Plants open tiny pink blooms in late summer that are a favorite among bees and butterflies.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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Hot and Spicy Oregano is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them. They come back every year in my outside planter in NC. I wish I had some good run recipes using my Spicy Italian Oregano
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exceptional: I almost killed mine munching on it all summer and having friends and neighbors sample it...very good. Will plant several next spring so I have enough to can with come fall. HAR!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my HOT AND SPICY Oregano Plant I got from Bonnie Plants. Have had the same plant now for 4 years, planted outside in the ground. It keeps coming back so far each year. Sadly, the only store in my region that once sold Bonnie Plants is no longer about... Wish Bonnie Plants could be purchased online. So many Others I would love to have as well...
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love mine!! I am growing this and garden sage in one of the Upside Down Planters. I live in an apartment so I have limited space. Trying to find out how to Dry my herbs.
Date published: 2015-05-03
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