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Oregano - Greek Oregano

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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 30 - 60cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Greek Oregano Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare var. hirtum

Greek Oregano is a hardy perennial herb and grows to approximately 60cm when in flower. It has a spreading growth habit. The dark green leaves are oval shaped with a light fuzz and coarse texture. The flowers are small and white, like many of the culinary oreganos.

Greek Oregano was first discovered growing on the slopes of Greek mountains and is the traditional wild oregano. Often called Rigani, O. vulgare ‘hirtum’ is a subspecies of Origanum vulgare and was previously called O. heracleoticum or O. Heraclites. This oregano is considered to be native to Greece and Turkey, other parts of the Mediterranean and central Asia.

There are many different varieties of oregano, each with different characteristics and culinary uses. Oregano also has powerful healing properties including use as a painkiller, anti-septic and anti-inflammatory.

Please see our description of Common Oregano and our other Oregano Varieties for more information.

Growing Conditions

Greek Oregano prefers a well drained soil and can grow in most average soil types with a pH of around 6.8. Full sun is ideal but some shade may be tolerated. It grows well in pots and this may be preferred if the available soil tends to water logging. Generally, this is a hardy and vigorous grower. Its trailing habit lends it to use as a ground cover. Once the plant is 12-15cm tall it is recommended to cut back the sprigs or branches in order to promote compact and bushy growth. Cuttings may be taken in summer for propagation or the plant may be divided in spring. Alternatively, the plants grow readily from seed, which should be sown thinly on the soil surface because they require light for germination.

It is useful as a companion plant for cucumbers, pumpkins, squash and melons.

Culinary Uses

Greek Oregano is commonly used in tomato based dishes including tomato sauces, with fish, meat, cheeses, eggs, salads and vegetable dishes. This variety of oregano is said to be the most savoury and earthy flavoured of the Mediterranean oreganos. To harvest the leaves wait until the plant just begins to flower and then cut sprigs to hand and dry in a cool dark place. Once dry the leaves can be stripped and stored in an airtight jar.

Medicinal Uses

Greek Oregano was originally used extensively as a medicinal herb. Oregano tea is still frequently used to ease symptoms of indigestion, coughs and to stimulate menstruation. However, the main use for Greek Oregano is now as a culinary herb.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    HP
    03/26/2021
    Heidi P.
    Australia Australia

    Very efficient delivery. Plants arrived healthy and well packaged Thankyou

    GK
    03/26/2021
    George K.
    Australia Australia

    Hello Sandra, I'd like to firstly thank you for my beautiful herbs which were received in great condition and are going well. In addition, a huge thank you to Ellia ( excuse me if not spelled correctly). She was so helpful and polite during my phone order and nothing seemed difficult, she also explained all about my queries and more. I called earlier today to pass on my appreciation and spoke to Bianca. As if one beautiful person wasn't enough to deal with. I was amazed. The care and love she also showed regarding her work ethics was the same as Ellia. They both definitely deserve a gold star and a hug. I'd like to ask how on earth did you find these beautiful people that have such a polite and respectful demeanour that ooze passion for what they do. In any normal stance the quality of staff reflect from the hierarchy above, I don't know if this is the case but if these two girls are a symbol of what is reflected above all I can respectfully say is... my blessings to you and your staff ! Many kind regards. George Kouts. K Advisory Group Sydney

    HU
    12/11/2020
    Helen U.
    Australia Australia
    Greek oregano

    Excellent service. The herbs arrived safe and sound. With a ver informative leaflet explaining how to care for them. They are happily growing in my garden. Thank you