Both culinary and decorative, oregano is one of the most rewarding herbs to grow.
Sunlight: Full sun
Maturity: 80-95 days from seed
Height: 18 to 30 inches
Spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart, 1 to 2 feet between rows
Available in several varieties and cultivars — with each offering its own unique flavor — growing oregano (Origanum) is popular with many home gardeners. Native to the Mediterranean, these attractive plants do well tucked in rock gardens and terraces and thrive in containers or pots.
Culinary oregano has a nice earthy flavor that makes it the perfect addition to many Italian, Spanish and Mexican dishes. Perennial plants grow 18-30 inches tall and are hardy to zone 5. (more…)