Zone 5 Oregano

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  1. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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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
     
  2. cape chef

    cape chef

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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.
    cc
     
  3. mudbug

    mudbug

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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
     
  4. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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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
     
  5. mudbug

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