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Dittany of Crete
Scientific Name: Origanum dictamnus L.
Synonym: Amaracus dictamnus
Family: Lamiaceae
Dittany of Crete (Origanum  dictamnus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F (-6 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Dictus mountains in Crete

Growth Habits: Perennial to 1 foot tall (30 cm), 1 foot spread (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water in summer in Phoenix, little water otherwise

Propagation: Division, layering, seeds

Origanum dictamnus in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
The Dittany of Crete has pink to purple flowers in summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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