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Origanum vulgare hirtum /Greek Oregano

Origanum vulgare hirtum  / Origanum vulgare hirtum
Foliage on this popular herb
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Foliage on this popular herb

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Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare hirtum
Common Name: Greek Oregano
Plant Type:
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: An adaptable plant that can grow in soils that are moist or dry and from acid to slightly alkaline. It can be used as a ground cover or in cultivated beds. Raw or cooked leaves are useful as a herb in many dishes. Butterflies and bees feed on the nectar of its flowers which are present for several weeks in summer. It is reported to have a number of medicinal uses.