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Origanum vulgare, Oregano, Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano
Origanum vulgare 'Compactum'

Origanum vulgare

Oregano, Wild Marjoram, Greek Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Greek oregano; O. vulgare subsp. hirtum (a.k.a. O. heracleoticum), is the popular culinary herb. It has hairy leaves and bracts, and white flowers. O. vulgare 'Viride', with white flowers and green bracts, also is used as a culinary herb. Italian oregano (Origanum X majoricum) is a hybrid resulting from crossing oregano and sweet marjoram (O. majorana), and combines the pungency of Greek oregano with the sweetness of marjoram. Grow all of the oreganos in well drained, neutral to alkaline soil (pH 6-8).

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