Origanum Vulgare also known as Wild Marjoram has a strong, aromatic flavor and scent - a perennial in the mint herb family with purple flowers that easily spreads by underground runners.
The organic culinary Italian Oregano Herb grows 12-24 inches tall. Trim Oregano herb 10–12" apart when reacheas 4" height, before flowering to stimulate a dense growth habit. Allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, and the Oregano patch will stay fresh and vigorous. Remove Oregano plants that are 3-4 years of age to keep the harvest quality high.
Taxonomy: Origanum vulgare
Life Cycle: Perennial
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Season: Mid summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Light Preferences: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 60 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per 2 inches
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches
Start oregano seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost in your region.
Sow 5-6 oregano seeds per cell or per square inch.
Press lightly into the soil, but no more than ¼” deep.
Keep soil moist - mist seeds to avoid washing away.
Place the tray in full sun - organic oregano seeds germinate in just 7-14 days with full sunlight.
Thin out and transplant your best starts once oregano seedlings have reached about 6” tall, transplanting one start per pot or 12-18” in the garden in full sun.
Once established, can be easily propagated by cuttings.
Oregano do well indoors and outdoors in full sun and it is tolerant to drought, erosion, and poor soils.
Processing time 2-5 business days.
Estimated delivery time 3-9 days (depending on your location).