Native to the Mediterranean coast, it prefers a sunny spot and well-drained soil. Give this plant at least 6-8 hours of sun each day. These plants can get to be 2 feet tall if they are happy. Seeds can be lightly covered in the garden or you are able to take cuttings from the root area of established plants to create more new plants.
When your plants have reached 6 inches or more, you can begin to cut off leaves for cooking. cutting the entire plant back approximately 2-3 inches throughout the growth season will encourage new growth. The most common variety that we use in cooking is Greek oregano but Italian Oregano is also popular with a finer leaf than other oregano.
Pests or Problems
spider mites, leafminers and aphids, especially on plants grown in containers.