Italian Oregano

Italian Oregano. Savor classic Italian cuisine with the flavorful leaves of this oregano. An easy-growing plant for the garden or container, Italian oregano hails from the Mediterranean region. That means it thrives with lower humidity and well-drained soil. In the garden, use this oregano as an edging plant. Plants spread when happy, rooting along the stems. Harvest leaves or stems anytime during the growing season. Flavor is most intense just before plants flower. Trim plants often to keep flower formation at bay.

Italian Oregano (Origanum x majooricum) is different than Majoram (Origanum x majorana).

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Origanum (or-RI-ga-num) (Info)
Species: x majoricum (maj-JOR-ih-kum) (Info)

Category: Herbs, perennial

Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness: zones 6 to 9b

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Danger: Unknown – Tell us

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage: Grown for foliage, Aromatic

Other details: This plant is resistant to deer, Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline), 7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information: Unknown – Tell us

Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting: Unknown – Tell us
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