Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Oregano is hardy and remains a semi-evergreen perrenial in colder climates and an evergreen in warmer climates.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

Oregano prefers light, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with a neutral pH. Water regularly, but moderately.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 90°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Start seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before frost or sow seed directly after last frost, when soils have reached at least 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

The species of Oregano are native to the Mediterranean and love full sun.

Water
Low

Oregano is adapted to a Mediterranean climate and suffers more from too much water than not enough.

Feeder
Light

Oregano should be grown in soil that is lightly fertilized.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Oregano is perfectly suited for container growing, as long as the roots have at least 6" of growing space. Make sure to choose a container that drains well and fill with regular potting soil. Water when the soil becomes dry. Place in full sun. Trim regularly. Oregano will happily live in a container for the long term, but you should transfer to a larger pot before the roots rot.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-18.0"
Plant Diameter
-"
Hardiness Zone
6-10
Disease Resistance
Taste Profile

Bold, deep flavor.