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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Oregano (9 of 14)

Aromatic, dark green leaves
Grow in poor or mildly fertile, but sharply drained, preferably alkaline soil
Grow in full sun in all zones
Height: 12-36 inches; Width: 12-36 inches
Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:
Zones 4: Plant in spring to prevent heaving; mulch in spring and again heavier in fall; dig and bring indoors before frost if in marginal areas of zone 4a; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and cold damaged stems in spring.
Zones 5: Plant in spring to prevent heaving; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and cold damaged stems in spring.
Zones 6: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and leggy stems in spring.
Zones 7: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and leggy stems in spring.
Zones 8: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and leggy stems in spring.
Zones 9: Plant in spring or early fall; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; prune old flower and leggy stems in spring.

Origanum majorana 'Variegata' - Variegated Oregano
Tender low-growing perennial often grown as an annual
Aromatic, dark green leaves splashed with gold
Grow in poor or mildly fertile, but sharply drained, preferably alkaline soil
Grow in full sun in all zones
Height: 4-12 inches; Width: 12-18 inches
Hardy in USDA zones (7)8-9:
Zones 7: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture; may be marginally hardy in this zone
Zones 8: Plant in spring; mulch in spring and again in fall; avoid excessive winter moisture.
Zones 9: Plant in spring; avoid excessive winter moisture.

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