Also called Dittany of Crete because it comes from the isle of Crete. . . One of the ornamental oreganos, Dittany is best known for its papery pink bracts which make excellent everlastings, but it also makes a nice addition to rock gardens or ornamental beds that are on the dry side. Its round, very fuzzy gray leaves are the perfect canvas for many the 6 to 8 inch flower stalks that appear in summer.