ORIGANUM vulgare ssp. hirtum

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ORIGANUM vulgare ssp. hirtum

Greek Oregano, Pizza Oregano
(heracleoticum)
Select Item No. OA096

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Greece, Macedonia and Turkey: heaths and rocky areas.
Special Features: The true Greek oregano - the long popular culinary herb with a strong distinct flavoring. Small pink blooms, mostly white, intensive fragrance. Attracts bees and butterflies. Edible flowers.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: Mostly white, rarely pink
Natural Flowering Period: July - October
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: tightly clustered, orbicular, light-green
Growth Habit: clumping / compact / low-growing / bushy / wintergreen
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / sandy / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb / groundcover
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.09091 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
11000
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 4 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 4 - 6 weeks
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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