Oregano Seed - Origanum Vulgare Herb Plant Seeds

Oregano Seeds - Common

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Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) - Start Oregano seeds for this pungently aromatic plant that is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. Mainly used dry, the flavor is strong enough to stand up to bold flavors like tomatoes, onion, garlic and beef.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Origanum Vulgare

Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) - Start Oregano seeds for this pungently aromatic plant that is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. Mainly used dry, the flavor is strong enough to stand up to bold flavors like tomatoes, onion, garlic and beef. Interestingly, the oil is often a little known ingredient in men's colognes. A must-have herb for the kitchen, Oregano is readily established from herb seeds for the kitchen garden.

The Oregano herb is a bushy perennial with attractive, deep purple-brown stems and 1 1/2 inch broadly ovate leaves that often have a red flush. Branched clusters of purple-pink flowers appear all summer. Grows to 18 inches tall and wide. Trim Oregano herb plants back before flowering (6 weeks or so after sowing Oregano seeds) to stimulate a dense growth habit. Allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, and the Oregano patch will stay fresh and vigorous. Remove Oregano plants that are 3 - 4 years of age to keep the harvest quality high. To harvest, clip fresh leaves as needed throughout the growing season. For drying, cut stems with flower heads just before full flowering for the best flavor. Dry on wire racks in a cool, airy place. Pick off leaves and store in an airtight jar.

How To Grow Oregano From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

Approximate Oregano Seeds Per Ounce: 250,000

Start Oregano Seeds...

For this pungently aromatic plant that is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking!

 Start Oregano Seeds...

Oregano Seeds

How to Grow

To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Oregano Seeds

Herb Specifications

Approximate Oregano Seeds Per Ounce: 250,000.

  • Height: 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 10
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss

SOWING RATE

1 seed per 2 inches, approximately 1/2 oz covers 2000 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

Rows 18 - 24 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 10

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Origanum Heracleoticum

Greek Oregano (Origanum Heracleoticum) - Greek Oregano is the true native herb found growing wild in Greece, and it's highly pungent. With a stronger, more aromatic flavor and scent than regular Oregano, it is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. In addition, Oregano is a medicinal herb as well with therapeutic properties in the essential oil. This beneficial drough tolerant herb can easily be grown from Greek Oregano seeds in the xeriscape garden!

The Greek Oregano drought resistant plant is a bushy perennial herb with attractive, deep purple-brown stems and 1 1/2 inch broadly ovate leaves that often have a red flush. Branched clusters of purple-pink flowers appear all summer. Grows to 18 inches tall and wide. Trim plants back before flowering (6 weeks or so after sowing Oregano seed) to stimulate a dense growth habit. Allow some of the flowers to produce and drop their seed, and the Oregano patch will stay fresh and vigorous. Remove Oregano plants that are 3 - 4 years of age to keep the harvest quality high. To harvest, clip fresh leaves as needed throughout the growing season. For drying, cut stems with flower heads just before full flowering for the best flavor. Dry on wire racks in a cool, airy place. Pick off leaves and store in an airtight jar.

How To Grow Greek Oregano From Herb Seeds: To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Greek Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. Great xeriscape plant for water conservation.

Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 300,000

Start Oregano Seeds...

For this pungently aromatic plant that is one of the most important herbs of Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking!

 Start Oregano Seeds...

Oregano Seeds

How to Grow

To get a jump start, sow Oregano seeds indoors 6 weeks prior to the end of frost season. For areas with a longer growing season, sow Oregano herb seeds in well-drained to dry, neutral to alkaline soil in full sun after danger of last frost is over. Performs best in rows 18 - 24 inches apart. Thin Oregano seedlings 8 - 12 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall.

  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Oregano Seeds

Herb Specifications

Approximate Oregano Seeds Per Ounce: 250,000.

  • Height: 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 10
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss

SOWING RATE

1 seed per 2 inches

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

Rows 18 - 24 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

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