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