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Origanum vulgare

Also called Wild Marjoram


Origanum vulgare - Common Oregano

More About Origanum vulgare

  • Hardy herb used for culinary purposes
  • Rhizomatous, woody perennial
  • Spreading stems bear rounded to ovate foliage
  • Very fragrant, dark green leaves
  • Clip fresh, as needed or can be dried for year-round use
  • White to pink flowers
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

4

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

30-45 cm

Colour:

White
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Common Oregano Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to dry, well-drained soil, in full sun. Trimming plants before flowering will encourage foliage growth for harvesting.


Origanum vulgare Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Herbal garden