Oregano is a staple herb in many cuisines around the world and although it's typically used in small amounts, oregano packs in some important nutrients. Not to mention, its aroma is very pleasant and tasty fresh off the stem.
This perennial Greek oregano has a strong aroma and flavor, making it great for Italian cooking like pizza! It will produce dark green leaves with white flowers. Greek oregano is vigorous, hardy and can thrive in dry soil and hot temperatures once established. Once it begins to flower, it becomes bee-friendly and makes a great addition to a pollinator garden.
Days to Maturity: 80 - 90 days
Plant size: 8-24” tall with spreading habit
Plant spacing: 8-10” apart
Sun, soil, and water requirement: Prefers full sun, little water, and well-draining soil. It can tolerate some shade and a range of soil conditions if necessary. It will need more water during the hot summer months.
Pruning: The more you harvest, the more it grows!
Harvesting: Harvest leaves as needed and cut entire plants just as they begin to flower, cutting about 2" above the base of the plant. An established planting can be cut back two to six times during the growing season.
Culinary: Oregano is used in countless ways like tomato sauces, meats, fish, egg dishes, salads, and vegetables dishes like tomatoes, zucchini, and green beans. Yum!
Nutrients: Fresh oregano is a great antibacterial agent and is loaded with antioxidants. It is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, and calcium.
Special Considerations: Oregano is self-seeding, so plants will continue to regrow.
Companion planting: Good companion to all vegetables.
** Pots and plants may vary from the picture depending on the size and maturity ordered. All plants have been carefully hardened off and are ready to be transplanted into their permanent garden home or pot once delivered.
** Growing details provided are general. Conditions will change depending on your location, elevation, climate, rainfall, and accessible sunlight.
** Nutritional information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.