Golden oregano growing shrub of the genus Origanum and also known as Origanum vulgare aureum, Golden oregano perennial evergreen but in cold climate grow as annual, plant also used as fragrant plant, grow in mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and grow in hardiness zone 5-10.
Golden oregano leaves
Leaves green-yellow and hairy the size 1-3 cm, there are to different growth of leaves winter and summer, the summer leaves smaller and thick.
Buds edible in green color, flower small purple that grow on stalk in inflorescence.
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Requirements for Golden oregano growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier to grow
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to moist, and water on the leaves
Spring, summer, autumn (in warmer climate possible also winter)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant?
5-30 cm, 2-12 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on stalk in inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning better for the growth of the leaves
Pollination is done by:
Vegetative Reproduction Method:
Cutting, bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction:
Spring / Autumn in warmer climate
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction:
Treatment for vegetative reproduction:
Bending the branch sometime recommend to break the branch little bit, moist soil
Leaves harvesting season:
How to harvest the leaves?
Better to cut the stems the after the plant established
Information about leaves:
Hairy green yellow leaves size 1-3 cm. There are to difrrent growth of leaves winter and summer, the winter leaves smaller and thick
Uses of Golden oregano leaves:
Herbs, eaten raw, spices, spreads