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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
Groundcover
Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Greek Oregano
  • Winter Marjoram

Photo Gallery
Location: My garden
Date: August 16, 2008
#Pollination
Location: my garden, UT
Date: 2016-07-04
#Pollination
Location: Portugal
Date: 2018-06-29
Bee on oregano flowers
Location: my garden, UT
Date: 2016-07-04
#Pollination
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-09-15
The plant is full of Bumble Bees, down inside the bush.
Location: my garden, UT
Date: 2016-07-04
#Pollination
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2019-02-28
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-08-13
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-09-25
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-07-24
Tiny pale lavender blossoms
Location: Windsor/Detroit
Date: 2017-01-11
January under grow lights.
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-08-14
Location: Irmo, SC
Date: 2017-10-27
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: English Gardens, Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 2013-09-17
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-25
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2013-04-12
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Comments:
  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Nov 7, 2011 7:04 PM concerning plant:
    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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aspenhill On May 19, 2012 Obtained plant
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lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
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Catmint20906 On June 24, 2015 Bloomed
LizDTM On March 3, 2017 Potted up
LizDTM On February 27, 2017 Obtained plant
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