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Italian Oregano in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Origanum x majoricum

 

Italian Oregano

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb. Italian Oregano is a cross of Oregano and Marjoram and has a mild flavor that blends well with other savory herbs like Basil and Tarragon.

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plant Features
  • Italian Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Italian Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Italian Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Italian Oregano

Latin name

Origanum x majoricum

type

Herb

family

Lamiaceae

ph

6.0 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Italian Oregano likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Italian Oregano likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Italian Oregano likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

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

Origanum x majoricum

Oregano is, to many people, the taste of the Mediterranean! A hardy, easy to grow, herb. Italian Oregano is a cross of Oregano and Marjoram and has a mild flavor that blends well with other savory herbs like Basil and Tarragon.


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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