Herb, Greek Oregano
- Perennial plant in zones 4-9
- Plants grow to 7 to 30 inches tall
- Savory, pungent light green leaves
(Origanum heracleoticum) Essential garden herb with a delicious pungent flavor, claimed to be better and sharper than true oregano. Light green, oval, pointed leaves are slightly wavy at the edges. Perennial in zones 4-9.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.