Origanum prismaticum

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Oregano, Greek (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-10

This herb is an aromatic, herbaceous, compact perennial with hairy leaves and small, white flowers.
Most will agree, Greek oregano has a stronger pepper flavor than standard Oregano. Excellent in fine Italian and Mexican cuisine. Used for culinary, containers and attractive in rock gardens.

Height

12-28 Inches

Spread

8-18 Inches

Interesting Notes

It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, B-complex, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grown outdoors, not prone to disease. Indoors, watch for aphids, spider mites and leafminers. Grows in any sunny, well-drained location. Prefers poor soil and hot, dry conditions. Stop harvesting outdoor plants six weeks before the first fall frost to allow the plant to prepare for winter.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Dried Flowers
Containers
Culinary
Fragrant
Crafts
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Winter
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Very Adaptable
Well-drained
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