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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Oregano is a compact slow-spreading herb that is popularly used in cooking. It is very fragrant and attractive to bees and butterflies.

    Latin Name

    Origanum vulgare


    Family

    Lamiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Herb
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - October


    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Herb
  • Edible
  • Ground Cover
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Drought
  • Dry Soil
  • Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Erosion

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    John Bartram was offering oregano for sale between 1771 and 1809.


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