Growing Oregano Herb Seed

  • Days to Maturity: Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Planting Depth: 1/4"
  • Plant Spacing: 12-15”
  • Growth Habit: Upright/Spread
  • Soil Preference: Lightly sandy and well-drained
  • Temp Preference: Warm
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Color: Dark yellow-green with light pink, purple or white flowers
  • Flavor: Bold pepper with slight mint

Sowing and Growing

Sow seeds in early April. Germination takes about 2 weeks. Transplant in a full sun location giving the plant room to spread. Space oregano out to ensure good air circulation in areas with high humidity. This herb is also easy to grow from cuttings. If you’re using a pot for its home, make sure it's at least 12” wide. Give consistent water for best growth. Cut oregano back after flowering for renewed growth and tidiness.


You can begin harvesting oregano when your plant is well established. Cut sprigs anytime for fresh use. For dried oregano with the best flavor, harvest when about half of the flowers are open. Gather in small bunches and hang to dry. Strip dried oregano leaves and store in a cool, dark cupboard.

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