- Heat and drought tolerant
- Cut before flowers form for best flavor
Great for drying and cooking
Oregano is one of the quintessential herbs for sauce and soup making. Having smaller leaves than Italian oregano, it dries down easily but leaves retain a large surface area. Greek oregano is more savory than the milder Italian oregano.
It is used widely in the culinary world in tomato dishes, soups, pizzas, with vegetables, and on meats to name just a few. Medicinally used as a tea in immune-boosting blends. Cut sprigs from the plant when it reaches about 6" tall. For best flavor, cut before the plant flowers.
Height: 8-12 inches
Spread: 8-24 inches
Uses: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Ornamental
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Good Cut Flower -fresh or dried
Homeowner Growing Tips: Easy to grow in average well-draining soil with dry or medium moisture levels. You can shear back the entire plant regularly before flowers form to keep a steady growth of new leaves and to keep the plant tidy. Will spread readily underground. Use fresh or dried.
Photos courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company