Zone 5 Oregano

phatch

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I am looking for recommendations on a good quality oregano hardy to zone 5.

I used to have a Kaliteri Oregano I'd bring in over the winter, but it didn't do to well and it was a hassle. Great flavor though. I also had a generic Oregano that survived outside for two years, then died. Flavor didn't compare.

Thanks,

Phil
 
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Culinary oregano is not as winter hardy as the purple flowered O.vulgare, but it will survive in zone 5 if grown in full sun with good drainage.

It often seeds itself, making lots of nice small plants for the spring.
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phatch,

Check out Richter's Herbs, they offer the following varieties of oregano and you can request a free catalog (Richter's Herbs):

Compact Oregano
Cretan Oregano
Gold Crisp Oregano
Golden Oregano
Greek Oregano
Kaliteri Oregano
Herrenhausen Oregano
Hopley's Purple Oregano
Italian Oregano
Kent Beauty Oregano
Microphylla Oregano
Showy Oregano
Syrian Oregano
Turkestan Oregano
Variegated Oregano
Wild Oregano
Cuban Oregano
Mexican Oregano
 

phatch

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Richters is where I bought my last oregano. I use them for most things herbal. I haven't dug through their catalog lately though.

I'll check again.

Phil
 

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