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Greek Oregano

Origanum heracleoticum

This oregano has the true flavor that we have come to associate with pizza sauce and other Italian dishes. Form is upright with a low-growing spreading habit just 6 to 8 inches tall. The pungent dull green leaves exhibit some purpling at the tips with white flowers. A winter mulch is helpful in the north.     200 seeds

 

 

Planting

Perennial , zone 5-10  

Germination:7-14 days

Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly press in

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.  Provide 70-75 degree soil temperatures. Transplant 12-15" apart.  Sow outdoors in spring after last frost. Sow a few seeds every 4-6 ", thin to 12-15" apart. 

Light  Needs:  Sun

Soil Needs:Average to sandy, well drained

Uses:  Medicinal, culinary, attracts bees and benefical

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