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Oregano

Botanical Name
Origanum vulgare
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 8
Height
24 inches
Width
18 to 24 inches
Flowers
Mid to late summer: white, pinkish-purple
Light
Full sun to part shade (gold leaf varieties)
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Space plants 18 inches apart
  • Cut back plants before flowering to promote new growth
  • Gold leaf varieties will need partial shade to prevent leaf scorch
Problems
Root rot, fungal diseases, aphids, spider mites, leaf miners
Varieties
  • Aureum - golden yellow leaves, 8-12"
  • Variegatum - leaves are marbled with gold

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