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Oregano Interesting Notes:

did you know?

The name oregano is from the Greek word for "joy of the mountains," as this herb grows wild on the mountains of Greece. Long before it found its way into modern recipes, oregano was widely used as a medicine -- the ancient Greeks used it on open sores and sore muscles, and the Romans applied it to spider and scorpion bites.



Read more at Marthastewart.com: Greek oregano: Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum - Martha Stewart Home and Garden

Plant Size
4" Herb

Oregano Origanum vulgare 'Common'

Oregano


Oregano Grower Tips:

Plants should be cut back before flowering to promote new growth.

Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Protect from excessive winter moisture.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for flavoring a variety of dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

12-24 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-10

 
Valued in the kitchen for its peppery flavored, aromatic foliage. This bushy perennial herb forms upright to spreading mounds. Masses of small pink flowers in midsummer.
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Oregano Origanum vulgare 'Common'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Culinary
Habit
Spreading
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Uses
Containers