The Greek Oregano

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Low growing and full of flavor, The Greek Oregano (Oregano vulgare 'TheGreek') is THE choice for your herb garden this year! Not just any oregano, The Greek is a fantastic spreading mat of aromatic bright green foliage, pink blossoms and many culinary uses in the kitchen and herb pantry!

Bright green textured leaves with adorable fuzzy surfaces fills your garden with dense clusters of aromatic foliage from spring until frost. Late summer brings a flush of pink blossoms that smother the plant and call pollinators and butterflies to your landscape!

The Greek Oregano is an herb garden staple and is ideal for container gardening as a filler and spiller, or creeping along garden edges as a border plant, or winding through beds at will, and it will ramble if you let it! Use the scented leaves as a groundcover that’s low maintenance and winter hardy!

Planting and Application:

Greek Oregano is as flavorful as it is beautiful! A traditional Greek herb, it’s also well used in Italian recipes as well! Season soups, salads and savory dishes, as a garnish for dishes and drinks! Even the blossoms are edible can be used to add color and flavor to your meals! When fall is approaching and threatening to kill these herbaceous perennials, simply snip off what you need and dry them!

Oregano is a double-duty spiller and filler in pots and planters! Tuck into mixed plantings and herb gardens, on porches and patios, even balconies and windowsill gardens. In fact, their rambling nature does best in a container so they can’t jump borders. Not aggressive by any means, they are just as happy in vegetable and herb beds, as edging in Perennial and Cottage borders, and are fantastic bee fodder in the Pollinator garden!

  • Low-Growing Aromatic Green Foliage
  • Pinkish Summer Blooms
  • Pots & Planters, Beds & Borders
  • Vital Resource for Bees, Butterflies & Other Pollinators
  • Culinary & Ornamental Uses

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Greek Oregano loves the full sun, becoming leggy in anything less. These herbaceous perennials can be brought indoors for the winter in cold climates, or used as annuals. Provide an extremely well-drained, enriched environment for best results.

  • Full Sun
  • Low to Moderate Moisture
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Prune in Early Spring
  • Herbaceous Perennial in Zones 5-9

The Greek Oregano is THE herb for your garden, your recipes, and for your bees this year! Find new herb plants for sale now at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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The Greek Oregano Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Gardenzest
Botanical Name Oregano vulgare 'TheGreek'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 15 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes