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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

Oregano Origanum vulgare hirtum 'Hot & Spicy'

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.

Height:

12-36 Inches

Spread:

12-36 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

5

 

Bold flavor, creeps like Greek Oregano. Use fresh or dried in stews, fish, meat or Italian dishes.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Oregano Origanum vulgare hirtum 'Hot & Spicy'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Attributes
Fragrant
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Spreading
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Tray Size
25 - Preforma Strip (26 Plants)
Uses
Herb Garden
Container - Filler (Mounding)
Bedding Plant
Vigor
Medium