Italian Oregano has a much milder flavor than it’s Greek counterpart which makes it a more versatile herb. Although Oregano is most recognized for its contributions in the taste of pizza and spaghetti, it has made a name for itself in many other dishes. Small white flowers populate its tiny spikes amidst its woody stems and dark green leaves. As an easy to grow herb it blends well in any garden or can stand alone in a single container or pot. Oregano an be used dried or fresh in pizza, sauces, meats, salads, stuffing and soups.
You may begin harvesting Oregano leaves when your plant is about 6 inches tall. Give the plant a week or more to recover before heavily harvesting again. If flowers appear simply pinch them to keep the plant producing tasty leaves.
Spacing: Plant 10” to 12” apart.
Height: Grows 24” to 36” tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Hot Oregano tea can soothe your sore throat.
Tips: To produce a stronger flavor avoid adding fertilizer.
Uses: Culinary Herb, Garden Bed, Containers