Italian Oregano (Origanum x majoricum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Italian Oregano
Give a thumbs up Hardy Marjoram

Also sold as:
Origanum majoricum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Origanum majorana x O. vulgare subsp. virens

Hardy oregano seedling

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Seeds for Italian oregano? by Shadegardener Feb 26, 2016 7:53 AM 13
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