- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
- Mature Spread 24 - 30 Inches
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
The bold flavors of Hot & Spicy Oregano live up to its name. This easy-to-care-for flavorful perennial herb is a must-have for any culinary garden. Hot & Spicy dark green leaves remain attractive all season long. Its heavily branching habit grows into a round mini shrub, and pests and critters are not interested in this spicy herb. Hot & Spicy Oregano has an intense hot flavor and is the perfect choice to add a fiery kick to any dish.
Hot & Spicy Oregano Care
Hot & Spicy Oregano thrives when planted in full sun when temperatures are at or above 70 degrees F. It's fairly drought tolerant and prefers drier, well-draining soil versus sitting in damp soil, which could cause root rot. When blooms appear in the summer, it's time to cut back the foliage, which is also a great time to dry the herb and use it in your favorite recipes.
Growing Hot & Spicy Oregano
Hot & Spicy Oregano grows to 24-30 inches in height with the same spread and is considered a perennial herb when planted in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-8. It thrives when planted in a full sun location in light, well-drained soils amended with plenty of organic matter such as garden compost, shredded leaves, or manure to add nutrients, improve drainage and encourage healthy microorganisms. Apply a thin layer of organic mulch over plantings to reduce weeds and retain soil moisture. Allow soil to dry in between waterings.
Hot & Spicy Oregano can easily be grown in containers. Check and water more frequently because plants can dry out more quickly when grown in pots. Hot & Spicy Oregano can be brought indoors starting in late fall and placed near a sunny window for a continuous harvest.
Watering Hot & Spicy Oregano
Allow soil to dry out in between waterings. Doing a thorough deep soak once the soil is dried out will encourage the plant's roots to grow deeper into the ground, setting the stage for a sturdy plant.
Feeding Hot & Spicy Oregano
Fertilizing Hot & Spicy Oregano isn’t necessary if it's planted in rich organic soil. Apply a thin layer of organic mulch as a top-dressing in spring. As the mulch naturally breaks down over time, it will supply plants with important nutrients and also improve soil structure.
Hot & Spicy Oregano Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Spacing: 24 - 30 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Containers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant|
|Brand: Sarah's Superb Herbs|
|Common Name: Hot & Spicy Oregano Plant|
|Other Name(s): Oregano|
|Scientific Name: Origanum 'Hot & Spicy' - Hot & Spicy Oregano|
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