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Oregano 'Italian'

$6.99
Common Name:
Origanum vulgare
Plant Type:
Herb
Exposure:
Sun
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Bloom Color:
White
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
8-12 Inches
Garden Spread:
8-24 Inches
  • Heat and drought tolerant
  • Cut before flowers form for best flavor

Great for drying and cooking

Full Description
Italian oregano is one of the quintessential herbs for sauce and soup making. Having larger leaves than Greek oregano, it dries down easily but leaves retain a large surface area. Italian oregano also stays sweet and hearty through prolonged cooking periods.
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 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.

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