Oregano Country Cream


(Origanum vulgare ‘Country Cream’)


A drought hardy groundcover that binds soil with its creeping roots. Country Cream has yellow/green variegated leaves and the same herbal properties as common oregano.




Oregano ‘Country Cream’ is a decorative plant that can be used on the edges of paths and garden beds and on slopes where it will bind loose soil. Also very attractive in pots on verandah/patio where it is easy to harvest the foliage for cooking.


Very easily grown. A trim with shears every year or two will keep the plant looking tidy. Divide every few years to rejuvenate the plant.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 1-2
Habit A low growing perennial groundcover with spreading roots and dense leaves that cover the entire plant.
Position Part to Full Sun, Moderate Frost.
Height 35CM
Width 80CM