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Herb, Oregano

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 Oregano  Origanum vulgare

Well suited for growing in containers as well as the garden. Oregano must be planted in a full sun location and good drainage is required for best growth and overwintering. To help insure winter survival a winter mulch of evergreen boughs or straw applied in November or December after the soil has frozen is helpful. This is then removed as growth resumes in the spring.

Transplant (recommended): Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on the surface of the soil, gently pressing them in, as light is necessary for germination. Keep moist. Transplant into individual containers when seedlings are large enough to handle. Pinch out the growing tip of the plants to promote branching and higher yields. After the last frost, transplant out at 6-8" spacing in rows 18" apart.
Direct seed: Sow seeds after the last frost. Scatter the seeds, 2-3 seeds per inch, in a narrow band on top of the prepared soil and tamp gently into place, as seeds require light to germinate. Keep moist. Thin to stand 6-8" apart.

  • Germination Time – 7-14 Days
  • Days to Maturity – 85 Days
  • Planting Depth - 1/8”
  • Plant Spacing - 4-8”
  • Maximum Height – 8-24"
  • Spread – 20"
  • Bloom Color – White
  • Light Requirements – Full Sun
  • Soil Requirements – Well-drained, fertile soil
  • Approx. 321,000 seed per oz.
  • Oregano Growing Guide
  • Companion Planting Guide

CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Tender Perennial

Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year. 

All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.

Perennial plants live for more than two years. They return year after year and continue growing until they reach maturity, which varies by plant but averages three to five years.