Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Bloom Color
White
Attributes
Fragrant
Container
Easy to Grow
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
Prefers well-drained soil

Origanum vulgare 'Hot and Spicy'

Oregano Hot and Spicy

A potent cultivar of Greek oregano growing to 3 feet in height. As its name states, this one is hot and spicy. Dark green leaves with red stems. Compact and strong.

Height:

8-24 Inches

Spacing:

12-18"

Additional:

You can begin harvesting oregano when the plant is about 8 inches high. The flavor is most intense just before the plant blooms. Frequent harvests will produce a bushier plant and keeps foliage succulent. In fact, it's a good idea to cut plants back to about 6 inches at least twice during the growing season, leaving ample growth in fall to sustain the plant through winter.

Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

White

Origanum (o-rig-a'-num)

Family: Lamiaceae · Common Name: Oregano

Small rounded leaves and loose clusters of white to lavender flowers. Hot spicy aroma and flavor make this the classic pizza herb, giving zest to Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine and complementing tomato dishes. Use fresh, dry or freeze for later.

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