The plant is winter hardy and does not need protection in winter. Place the plant in a sunny spot. Oregano handles dry weather well. It's best to give the plant extra water during the months of growth. Do not water it in the winter. Ensure that excess water can drain properly.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Origanum vulgare ‘Compactum’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
Water the oregano as soon as possible after receiving it. Then you can either temporarily place the pot indoors in order to take it outdoors at a later date, to your patio or decking, whether or not in a beautiful decorative pot, or you could plant this perennial in a herb garden or border.
- You can place the nursery pot in a beautiful flower pot. For this, select a flower pot with holes in the base and a matching saucer.
- You can also choose to place the nursery pot on a saucer to collect the water. In this way the water is able to drain away properly.
- Use a decorative pot in which the water from the inner pot can be collected. Place the flower pot in a warm, relatively light spot (no full sun).
- Choose a warm, sheltered location for the plant, whether or not in a beautiful pot or flower box.
- Replant the oregano to a larger pot. Fill the flower pot with fresh potting compost. Remove the plant from the old pot. Place the root ball of the oregano at the correct depth. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press gently.
- Replant the plant to open ground.
- Water generously, immediately after planting.
Water extra during dry periods. Give liquid plant fertiliser regularly (every 2 weeks). The plant will bloom in summer.
Herbs on your patio or decking
After the middle of May, you can also place the herbs outdoors. For this, you should harden the plants off by placing them outdoors an hour longer each day, in a shady location. After 5 days the plants will be used to the conditions and you will be able to leave them outside. Select a sunny to part sunny spot.
Make it easy for yourself: Place the pots near the kitchen door, so you will always have fresh herbs to hand when cooking.
Harvesting period: throughout the year.
Harvest the oregano by the stems, but always leave the heart of the plant untouched. The best way is to harvest by means of scissors or a knife. As long as the plant continues to produce new leaves, you will be able to continue harvesting. In this way you will be able to harvest from the same plant for many months, also during mild winters! You can also continue harvesting when the plant is flowering. Even the flowers are edible!
We are familiar with the original Mediterranean oregano (Origanum vulgare) from the excellent cuisines of Greece and Italy. Its spicy smell is often associated with these countries.
Oregano is a strong perennial. It can even be used as a ground cover, but will grow equally well in a beautiful pot. In summer, the oregano will bloom with light pink flowers. The flowers are edible as well!
Oregano is also known as wild marjoram. Oregano is very healthy; the leaves are considered to have medicinal properties and the essential oils are able to kill bacteria.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is family of the labiates (Lamiaceae) and is a relative of the real marjoram (annual) (Origanum majoranum) that also smells delicious and is often used as a kitchen herb. It is also an attractive source of nutrition for butterflies and bees.