General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Variegated
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Pink
White
Other: Tiny, white to rosy pink flowers
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: July - October
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Houseplant
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Oregano

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Location: Mid Columbia Gardens, Richland WA
Date: 2015-08-20

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