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Oregano in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Origanum Vulgare

 

Oregano

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb.

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plant Features
  • Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Oregano is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Oregano

Latin name

Origanum Vulgare

type

Herb

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.0 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Oregano is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Oregano is 0.30meters x 0.15meters 0.30 M 0.15 M

Origanum Vulgare

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb.


Propagating by seed

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Oregano seed is very fine, so mix it with sand to make it easier to handle. Sow the seed in plug-trays from mid Spring indoors, or from early Summer outdoors. Oregano seeds need a temperature of around 15 deg. C to germinate, so some heat may be required.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Propagating oregano by cuttings is very easy -you can really just break a piece of and stick it in the soil, and chances are it will grow! The proper way is to take several cuttings 3"-4".Remove the leaves from the lower 2", and place the cuttings around the edge of a pot of compost. Water.

 

Planting

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Plant out seedlings when they are around 4" high. Plant into free-draining soil in sun, or partial sun

 
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