Origanum majoricum

Oregano, Italian (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11

This sun-loving herb is spicy and very aromatic in the garden as well as in your culinary uses. A mounded herb with small, round aromatic leaves. Bears tiny white flowers with pink bracts in early summer. A must for every herb garden. Use the flowers and leaves for pasta, vegetables and in egg dishes. Performs well in a container, inside and outside.

Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Interesting Notes

Oregano derives from the Greek words meaning 'joy of the mountain'.

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

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

You can harvest when plants are about at peak bloom for most flavorful selections. Gardeners recommend planting oregano with beans to enhance their growth. Preserve by air-drying and keep in an airtight container. Grows in any sunny, well-drained location. Prefers poorsoil and hot, dry conditions.

Characteristics & Attributes

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