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Greek Oregano Herb Plant

Origanum vulgare 

Grow Your Own! Growing and harvesting your own herbs is easy and cheaper than buying from the store.

Greek Oregano is excellent for salads, vegetables and pizza. This variety of oregano is prominently used in Greek, Italian, or Spanish cuisine in homemade pizzas, tomato sauces and more.

Common Name: Oregano

Type: Perennial                        

Family: Lamiaceae                        

USDA Zones: 4–10

Exposure: Full sun, in well-drained soil.

Bloom Time: Summer

Flowers: Pink/Purple

Fertilizer: Add a handful of compost at planting time.       

Mature size: 1'-2' tall and approx. 1.5' wide

Resists: Deer 

Warning: Toxic to dogs, cats

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Planting: Plant after danger of frost has passed.  You can plant this in spring or fall. Select an area with sandy loam, which has good drainage where it will get at least 6 hours of direct sun. Space approx. 12” apart. This plant should be planted at the same depth it was growing in the container.

Watering: Give about an inch of water per week. Allow the soil to dry out between watering's. Over watering can cause root rot and other problems.

To harvest and store:  Harvest before the flowers appear for optimal flavor. Collect on a dry day, in the morning after the dew has dried, and hang in small bunches (to ensure proper drying) in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight for a week until thoroughly dry. Then remove the dried herbs from the stems, and store in an air tight container such as a glass jar, out of direct sunlight. Properly dried herbs should last between 1-3 years.

Plant Type
Sun Exposure
Full/Partial (3-6 hrs min of direct sun)
Best for
Drought Garden