Oregano is a perennial a small evergreen sub shrub in mild climates . The flowers are small and borne in clusters; they range in colour from white to pink or pale purple.
Its compact oval leaves are arranged oppositely and are covered with glandular trichomes (plant hairs). The young stems are typically square and hairy and become woody with age.
Sage also known as 'Wild Marjoram' taste is zesty and strong and is commonly used in Italian dishes. It is a hardy plant and makes for a good ground cover.
Oregano performs well in part to full sun, but the flavors intensify when it receives a full day of sunshine. Oregano will grow well indoors, but it is important that the plant receives adequate heat and sunshine in order to grow.The plant needs a well-drained soil.
Oregano doesn t need quite as much water as most herbs. Just water when the soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly and less often.
Plant oregano eight to 10 inches apart in the garden. Oregano grows up to two feet tall and spans about 18 inches across. Oregano is a prolific grower, hence If in a container, be sure the pot is about 12 inches in diameter;
To obtain the optimum potency of flavor, harvest oregano leaves just before the plant flowers, if this can be timed perfectly. Even the subtly flavored flowers are great topped on salads.
Allow oregano plants to grow to about 4 inches tall and then pinch or trim lightly to encourage a denser and bushier plant. Regular trimming will not only cause the plant to branch again, but also avoid legginess.
Oregano herb makes a good evergreen ground cover.