The "pizza herb" classic in tomato and Italian dishes.
Perennial in any well-drained soil and full sun.
Plant spring to mid-summer.
One of the best herbs for ground-cover in landscaping. Good in containers-spills gracefully over the edges, and many flowers that attract beneficial insects.
Nice dried, in wreaths and bouquets. Anti-oxidant, makes food more digestable.
BOTANICAL NAME: Origanum vulgare
Start seeds in flats in early Spring or indoors in winter, in a warm, sunny place. Use a free-draining medium and do not overwater. Transplant 12" apart in a garden area with full sun and excellent drainage. Slow to mature but should flower in the summer. To encourage new, bushy growth, cut it back before flowering. Can be grown indoors in a sunny spot.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 2'/Spacing 18-24"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly
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