An essential plant for every herb garden or Mediterranean border. Italian Oregano is an easy to grow plant that produces an abundance of fragrant foliage that can be used to flavor a great number of dishes. In climates with heavy summer rainfall plant in very well draining soil to maintain best flavor and longevity of the plant. Don’t be afraid to cut the plant back if it starts getting a little leggy.
Latin Name: Origanum vulgare
Site and Soil: Full to part sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to -30° F.
Size at Maturity: 1′ in height by 2-3′ feet wide.
Bloom Time: late spring long blooming
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland.
USDA Zone: 5