Seeds forum: Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens?)

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jan 25, 2016 2:56 PM CST
I'm looking for seed or rooted cuttings since it appears seed is hard to come by. Does anyone know of a good source? TIA
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 25, 2016 3:19 PM CST
Wow...excuse me.....being rude here......I would like to piggy-back in on that request.

I had the plant in SoCal and would sure like to grow it again...have seeds to trade, or SASE.

Please forgive me, cindy.........
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jan 25, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Sherry - no problem. I piggy-back sometimes myself.
There does seem some confusion about what Mexican oregano is since the plant can vary from region to region. And this type (Lippia) seems (from what I'm reading) to be THE type. I've also read that it's hard to find seeds. I dunno. I do see this plant for sale at Companion Plants in OH. I've ordered neat stuff from them several years ago like patchouli plants. Their location is good for me, maybe not so good for you although you'd have better luck finding it out there on the west coast. I'm always skeptical when it comes to oregano - like growing beautiful plants from seed only to find that they taste nothing like the oregano used in Italian cooking.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 25, 2016 4:51 PM CST
There's a good herb nursery in Vista, Ca called Pearson's and I orignally got my poliomintha from them........I had a friend recently move up this way and had I thought of it, I should have asked her to bring on up....

Okay, now I need to go back and double check lippia against poliomintha....

Thank you for being NICE!
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Jan 25, 2016 4:54 PM CST
yep...entirely different plants...when I was first looking for Mexican Oregano, I made sure to look for poliomintha and not lippia. You want yours for cooking?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jan 25, 2016 5:09 PM CST
Yep - for cooking. I had bought some dried "Mexican oregano" at my local bulk bin store and I really like to add it to rice along with Sazon. Do you think Lippia is the wrong thing? See - now it's good that you piggy-backed. :)
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 25, 2016 5:33 PM CST
Try here https://www.etsy.com/listing/181038415/mexican-oregano-puert...

I just bought some salvia from them and was very pleased with the quality of what I received. Nice size and very healthy plants.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 25, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Yes, lippia is what you want.....

If anyone is paying attention and has seeds, Cindy wants lippia, I want poliomintha......LOL...

When I was looking for Ambrosia, before...I somehow bought an Ambrosia plant...not the chenopodium that I was looking for, ended up with the 'Ambrosia' used in Mexican cooking that tastes like creosote....LOL..I'm really not sure why anyone would use it, but I do love cilantro and apparently there are those who think cilantro tastes like creosote...go figure....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 25, 2016 6:09 PM CST
@wcgypsy Hi Sherry. Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.woodlanders.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plant...

http://www.woodlanders.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/store.terms/...
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Jan 25, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Sherry - Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Maybe I should get one each of Lippia and Poliomintha (why is it named that??? Sounds scary!).
Brings up another question and maybe I need to start a new thread. Looking for a real oregano - like the kind you put on pizza and in spaghetti sauce. Hard to pin down the species. I'm going to get Greek oregano as well because I like the sharper flavor when I cook Greek food.
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
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wcgypsy
Jan 25, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Thanks, Jean...yep, that's it and I know I can order it online, but sure would prefer trading for seeds rather than paying $15 plus shipping for a plant....when you're growing a lot of plants, that adds up AWFULLY fast. I have so far wintersown 10 bins full of at least 7 pots each for plants...if I were buying them for $15 each plus shipping and handling, we would not be eating this month...LOL...actually, each pot has 2-3 seeds, so we would not be eating for longer than a month.....and I have a lot more seeds to sow.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jan 25, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Maybe here?

http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/Heritage_Heirloom_Vegetable_S...

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