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General information

  • Origanum vulgare, Oregano
  • Lamiaceae family
  • Sunlight: full sun.
  • Soil conditions: light, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Can thrive in areas with tough growing conditions.
  • Grows well in a container.
  • Perennial

Successful Cultivars

  • Greek (80-90 days) Pungent, bold, earthy flavor.
  • Italian (80-90 days) Large leaves, dries easily. (Pictured here)
  • Golden Oregano (80-90 days) Golden colored foliage.


Common Pests & Diseases

  • Aphids
  • Spider Mites (pictured here)
  • Thrips
  • Mint Rust
  • Blight

This publication was created by Master Gardeners Rick Judd and Gail Hermenau. Photos courtesy of Gail Hermenau.

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