Across the UK
Origanum vulgare P. Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant. Flowers: July-Sept. Requires: Sun and well-drained soil. Height: 30-60cm.
This small white- or purple-flowered perennial is commonly called oregano. It is a widely used herb in Greek and Italian cuisine and is often used in tomato dishes, salads and with grilled meats. together with basil.