PlantsOriganum→Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Erosion control
Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Nov 7, 2011 7:04 PM

If your looking for the best flavor this is a great choice. Origanum vulgare or Wild Marjoram (pink blooms) doesn't compare, so try not to repeat my mistake. Like most Mediterranean plants this one requires little or no supplemental watering and appreciates a very well draining soil. Very easy to propagate by layering.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What kind of Oregano is this? by LJShannon May 19, 2016 8:33 PM 3
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