groundcover, perennial

Origanum vulgare | Common Oregano

Common Oregano, also known as Wild Marjoram, is variable regarding leaf scent and culinary flavor. Color comes from flowers as well as bracts, which are modified leaves that surround flowers. Spreads and reseeds on its own. May die down with winter cold but comes back from the roots. Useful in cooking. Canopy coverage: 7 square feet.

Water Requirement: low, moderate

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 2 feet high

Width: 3 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: white, pink

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: bees, butterflies