Final chance to buy hardy herbs for winter. Our online store closes for orders from 12pm Wed 27th October.
Latin Name: Origanum vulgare 'Hot 'n spicy'
Type: Evergreen, Perennial
Soil Type: Free draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun, partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 40cm
How much space does it need? Approx 60cm
When does it flower? Pink flowers during summer
Top care tips: This variety does not like cold wet winter weather. Ensure it is free draining
This is one of my favourite herbs, ‘Hot n Spicy’ Oregano (Origanum vulgare, Latin name correct at time of posting). Of all the herbs that we grow, this is probably the one that I use most. It’s so versatile and easy to grow, and it makes a lovely addition to homemade pizza, pasta or Mexican dishes. Put this in with fajitas and you will not regret it!
‘Hot n Spicy’ Oregano combines Greek Oregano flavour with a jalapeño-like kick. Sounding good? It isn’t stupidly spicy (which is a shame in a way, because I like stupidly spicy!) but it does carry a punch, especially as the leaves grow older and the flavour intensifies. I love this herb!
It is fully hardy and you can plant it outdoors, preferably somewhere sunny and free draining. It really doesn’t enjoy sitting in water. We find that it is an ideal herb for planting in containers.
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week. We do not dispatch on bank holidays.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.