Savor classic Italian cuisine with the flavorful leaves of this oregano. An easy-growing plant for the garden or container, Italian oregano thrives with lower humidity and well-drained soil.
In the garden, use this oregano as an edging plant. Harvest leaves or stems anytime during the growing season. Flavor is most intense just before plants flower. Trim plants often to keep flower formation at bay.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Type: Perennial in zones 5 to 10
Planting time: Spring, fall
Features: Strongly aromatic and flavorful, dark green leaves, small white flowers
Soil: Moist but well drained, pH 6.5 to 8
Plant spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart
Mature Plant size: 12 to 18 inches tall
Garden use: Herb garden, containers
Culinary use: Major ingredient in Italian cuisine