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Origanum x majoricum /Italian Oregano, Hardy Oregano

Origanum x majoricum   / Origanum x majoricum
One of the most popular and widely used herbs
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One of the most popular and widely used herbs

The green or dry leaves have severak culinary uses

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Scientific Name: Origanum x majoricum
Common Name: Italian Oregano, Hardy Oregano
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: The aromatic leaves are used in a wide variety of cooked foods including salads and vegetables. For this it should be used near the end of the cooking period. Dried it is used in herbal teas. It grows in a variety of soils, but prefers sandy ones and those that are well drained.