Common Oregano Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 88 feet.
2.75 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Often confused with the more pungent, white-flowered True Greek variety, common oregano, also called wild oregano or wild marjoram, has a milder flavor, and is the traditional variety for medicinal use. Leaves can be used as a fresh or dried herb. The pretty pink to lavender flowers appear from midsummer to fall.

$2.69 100 mg (~800 seeds)

Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare

Family: Alliaceae

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"

Harvesting: Cut stems when needed after the plant is at least 6" tall. Some oregano aficionados claim the best flavor comes just before the plant flowers. Pruning the stems also encourages fullness and fresh, new growth on the plant.

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Common Oregano Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Common Oregano Seeds

1 out of 5 stars Oct 1, 2020
This was my first time planting oregano from seeds, I usually purchase seedlings, locally. Seeds were sown after danger of frost and raised bed soil temperature was above 70 degrees F. Very slow to grow. After 6 months in the grown and I have yet enough leaves to harvest. Next Spring I will either start seeds indoors or plant seedlings.
JoAnn Johnson from SC
Owner Response: Hi JoAnn, Seeds started outdoors will take longer to get large than a seedling that has a head start. Starting them indoors will give you your own seedlings by the time you can transplant at a much greater value than purchasing seedlings which is one reason gardening from seeds is so great!

Prolific, but low growing

4 out of 5 stars Jan 25, 2021
Planted seeds in the beginning of 2020. Then transplanted to the garden when seedlings. Now 2021, and planted has not grown upward only outward. Not more than 5 inches high. Not sure how long it will take plants to get 18 inches high and when they will flower. Also noticed the leaves are turning red.
Ruth C. from FL
Owner Response: Hi Ruth, The general plant growth with be short. Most perennials take a year to flower and that is when you will see the plant take on some height. Bees love the flowers by the way. The leaves naturally turn reddish in cooler weather. Happy gardening!

Fantastic Plant

5 out of 5 stars Feb 19, 2021
I started my seeds in a small square pot. Good germination rate... about 80 percent. I was able to share some plants with friends. The plant was slow to grow but it looked good. I was hoping for it to be a perennial in Zone 10b, but it died as an annual. I still have some seeds, so I will be starting some more this year. I am thinking of putting the plants in the ground... I just don't want it to take over my garden like other mints.
Dom from CA

No luck

1 out of 5 stars Nov 23, 2021
Maybe it was my luck this year, but these did not grow either. Tried 3 plantings 1 indoors 2 out, none of them came up.
Nicole from IN
Owner Response: Hi Nicole, We will be contacting you to see how we can help with issues you have had germinating several kinds of seeds. We are sorry you had a hard time germinating these seeds. Rest assured, our seeds are tested frequently to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to see how we can help.

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