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Origanum vulgare

Oregano

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Features

  • BloomsApril to September
  • Height0.3m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink, blue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Origanum vulgare (Oregano). This is a hardy perennial, The leaves can be used dried or fresh in a large variety of foods, They will grow as ground cover.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean, Russia

Interest and use

Culinary, walls, rock garden, banks, border, edging, ground cover, aroma

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will prefer full sun with a moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Make sure you trim the excess growth regularly.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed in the spring or by root division in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, red spider mites under glass.

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