Greek Oregano is an aromatic herb used in many culinary dishes as well as home remedies. The small green plant is great for attracting butterflies as well.
How to Grow Oregano
- Latin Name: Origanum vulgare hirtum
- Days to Maturity: 80- 90
- Hardiness Zone: 5- 12
- Soil: Sandy, well drained soil
- Temperature: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Space: 12"
- Pests/disease: Aphids, leafminers, spider mites; mint rust
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 279,700 seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 1,118,800 seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 4,475,200 seeds
Once the plant is well established you may harvest by cutting about 2" above the base of the plant just as the flowers come into bloom. Plant may be harvested between 2 to 5 times a year.