- Grows as a Groundcover and an Herb!
- 12-24 Inches Tall
- 12-18 Inches Wide
- Plant in Full Sun
You can grow Greek Oregano as a groundcover that doubles as a kitchen herb. Despite its name, this is the oregano you typically find in the spice section of your store, and it's a hardy and handy plant to have in the garden. This herb lasts way past one growing season. Greek Oregano is a perennial plant in zones 3 through 9. It grows low to the ground and spreads to make a pretty and fragrant groundcover in any garden. Expect a mature oregano plant to reach 1 to 2 feet high and about 12 to 16 inches across.
Depending on how much a gardener harvests from the plant, tiny pink flowers will appear late in the summer. It's best to harvest oregano for cooking and drying as the stems lengthen and before the flowers appear for optimal flavor.
Greek Oregano Plant Care
Plant Greek Oregano in full sun after the last spring frost in your area. Place it in light soil that drains well and space plants at least a foot from each other; they eventually will grow to meet. The type of soil is not as important to oregano, as long as it drains sufficiently after rainfall or watering. Harvest stems for cooking as soon as you like after the plant is established in the garden. Harvesting keeps the plants healthy and flavorful. Pruning in spring keeps the older stems from becoming long and leggy.
Growing Greek Oregano Plants
Greek Oregano serves plenty of ornamental purposes in the garden as well. The long, low stems of the plant can cascade over a raised bed wall or container rim. When harvesting, leave about 4 or 5 leaves along the bottom of the stem to encourage new stems to grow from there. In colder areas, Greek oregano can benefit from some straw mulch cover when the ground freezes and until spring growth begins. If growing indoors, give Greek Oregano plenty of bright light from a window that gets morning sun.
For convenient use of delicious Greek Oregano leaves, plant one in a patio container. This also helps control the plant's growth if you have limited space. The herb will look and smell wonderful as it cascades down the container sides.
Watering Greek Oregano Plants
This Mediterranean plant does not require a lot of water. Water Greek oregano when the soil feels dry and give it more water during hot, dry months.
Feeding Greek Oregano Plants
Greek Oregano needs no fertilizer for vigorous growth. Add a small amount of fertilizer or organic compost and work it into the ground around the plant a few times in spring and early summer if desired.
|Common Name: Italian Oregano|
|Botanical Name: Origanum x majoricum|
|Plant Type: Oregano|
|Edible Type: Herbs|
|Vegetable Size: -|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)|
|Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Height: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
|Width: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)|
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