Italian Oregano

This variety is noted for its lovely, mild flavour and aroma; does well in sandy loam, good heat and drought tolerance; a perfect addition to the herb garden, and is also great for containers.

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Characteristics

Species: x majoricum

Other Species Names: Hardy Marjoram

Plant Height: 24 in.

Spread: 24 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: upright spreading

Summer Foliage Color: gray green

Minimum Sunlight: full sun

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Edible Qualities

Italian Oregano is a perennial herb that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. The fragrant oval grayish green leaves are usually harvested from late spring to mid summer. The leaves have a pungent taste and a distinctive fragrance.The leaves are most often used in the following ways: Cooking, Seasoning

Features & Attributes

Italian Oregano features tiny white trumpet-shaped flowers with creamy white overtones in mid summer. Its fragrant oval leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the year.This is an herbaceous evergreen perennial herb with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.Aside from its primary use as an edible, Italian Oregano is suitable for the following landscape applications;Border Edging, General Garden Use, Groundcover, Herb Gardens, Container Planting