Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Native: Asia, Southern Europe
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant perennial in USDA zones 5 and warmer
Plant Dimensions: 18" tall, spreading
Variety Information: ½"–¾" oval, dark green, lightly fuzzy leaves. Pink to lavender flowers bloom from midsummer to fall. Stalks become woody with age.
Exposure: Full sun
Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when temperatures are warm and settled, and as late as 2 months before your first fall frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°–78°F.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"–¼"
Seed Spacing: A pinch of seeds every 20"
Row Spacing: 24"
Thinning: When 2"–3" tall, thin to 1 every 20"