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Oregano Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum

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Phonetic Spelling
or-RI-ga-num vul-GAIR-ee HER-tum
Description

Greek Oregano is a culinary herb with a compact habit and edible leaves in the mint family.  Plant it in full sun in well-drained soil.  It works well in border fronts or massed along slopes.  It is resistant to erosion and damage by deer.

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Tags:
#fragrant leaves#erosion control#herb garden#culinary herb#deer resistant#naturalizes#border front#compact habit#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant leaves#erosion control#herb garden#culinary herb#deer resistant#naturalizes#border front#compact habit#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Origanum
    Species:
    vulgare
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Greece, Turkey
    Edibility:
    Leaves are edible with a hot spicy taste and are used fresh or dried in soups, sauces, salads, stews, and dressings. This is the oregano that is commonly purchased in stores in dried form.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Tiny white flowers in axillary spiklets appear late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Square
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Erosion
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses