- 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
- Plant size: 12 to 18 inches tall
- Garden use: Herb garden, containers
- Culinary use: Major ingredient in Italian cuisine
Savor classic Italian cuisine with the flavorful leaves of this oregano. An easy-growing plant for the garden or container, Italian oregano hails from the Mediterranean region. That means it thrives with lower humidity and well-drained soil. In the garden, use this oregano as an edging plant. Plants spread when happy, rooting along the stems. 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.
Some Bonnie Plants® varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.