Italian Oregano
Italian Oregano

Italian Oregano

SKU: S4646
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Italian Oregano
Hardiness Zone: 6-9S/W Exposure: Full Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Height: 1-2' Spacing: 10-15"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Product Details

Product Details

The gently pungent flavor of Italian Oregano (Origanum x majoricum) makes a delicious contribution to savory meats and vegetables, gives a pleasant accent to cheese spreads, and is often the key to a good pizza sauce. A cross between Sweet Marjoram and the more piquant Wild Marjoram, Italian Oregano tastes like a blend of its parents. The milder flavor makes it more versatile than Greek Oregano—it's not likely to overpower a recipe if you add a pinch more than intended. In short, it's probably the most popular culinary Oregano and we think it belongs in every cook's garden. Use the leaves fresh or dry.

Italian Oregano is easy to grow in well-drained soil, forming an attractive, clumping mound of trailing branches with rounded, aromatic light-green leaves about 1in long. In early summer, it's topped with spikes of tiny white flowers. Very adaptable, you can plant it at the edge of your herb garden, in the front of a border, or in a container. To encourage the bushy growth habit, pinch it back before flowering begins. Grows 12–24″ tall.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Plant Oregano in a sunny, well-drained spot. For container-grown plants, water when the top 1″ of soil is dry. The pungent leaves are delicious both fresh and dried. Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare hirtum) needs little care beyond cutting down the stems during fall cleanup. Hardy in Zones 5-9.

Ornamental varieties are valued for their handsome flowers and foliage rather than for culinary use. The showy, aromatic flowers bloom from summer to fall. Plant in full sun in average well-drained soil amended with grit or sand to ensure good drainage. This is particularly important during cold weather, when plants are dormant. Prune back winterkilled stems in spring.

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